Sheffield Wednesday's on-loan Newcastle winger Rolando Aarons says he's suffered minor setback in fitness quest

Rolando Aarons of Sheffield Wednesday is tackled by Kieran Dowell of Sheffield United during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield United at Hillsborough...

The Newcastle United youngster had been in impressive form for Sheffield Wednesday.

Rolando Aarons of Sheffield Wednesday is tackled by Kieran Dowell of Sheffield United during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield United at Hillsborough...

Sheffield Wednesday's on-loan Newcastle United winger, Rolando Aarons, has told Instagram followers that he's suffered a "minor setback" in his quest for fitness.

Aarons hasn't appeared for Wednesday since before the international break, after suffering an ankle injury in the pre-Stoke City warm-up.

 

Speaking via his side's official Facebook page earlier (Thursday), the Owls' boss, Steve Bruce, confirmed that the Newcastle-owned player will miss Friday night's trip to Norwich City but said he was due to train today.

And clarifying his situation on social media this evening, Aarons wrote: "Minor setback(.) I'll be back for the last few games".

Max Aarons of Norwich City celebrates scoring his sides second goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bristol City and Norwich City at Ashton Gate on December 15, 2018 in...

The 23-year-old's absence at Carrow Road means he'll miss the chance to face his cousin, the Norwich right-back, Max Aarons, for the first time as a professional.

Meanwhile, Rolando's Newcastle teammate, Achraf Lazaar, could feature for Sheffield Wednesday in Norwich.

Achraf Lazaar of Sheffield Wednesday (R) challenged by Oli McBurnie of Swansea City (C) during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield Wednesday and Swansea City at Hillsborough...

Lazaar missed around six weeks with a hamstring problem suffered on just his second Owls start, but returned as a substitute against Nottingham Forest earlier this month.

How big a loss has the Newcastle winger been for Sheffield Wednesday?

 

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