'Frustrated' Barry Bannan makes Sheffield Wednesday vow after limping off during win over Port Vale
The Owls midfielder, who has four goals and six assists in League One this term, hobbled off midway through the first half after going down unchallenged at Hillsborough. He was replaced by Will Vaulks after receiving treatment.
It is the second time this month he was required to leave play early after picking up a minor injury in a 1-1 draw at Exeter City which saw him sit out just one game. Posting on Instagram after the win over Port Vale, which came via a goal in each half from Michael Smith, Bannan said: "Frustrating period for me personally but I'll be back.
"Great three points again last night and a better performance to go with it. Have a great new year and see you all in 2023."
The Owls moved level on points with second-placed Ipswich Town on Thursday as they prepare to host Cambridge United in South Yorkshire on Monday afternoon.
The extent of Bannan’s injury is unclear, with manager Darren Moore calling on others to step up if the player is set for a spell on the side-lines. He said on Thursday: “I don't even know if it's a recurrence of his injury or whether it's a different one.
"I've not seen him and my head's totally been in the game on getting three points. I've not even spoken to the medical team so we don't know whether it's his ankle, thigh, hamstring - I couldn't tell you.
"But we'll assess him in the morning. Obviously we didn't want to see Baz come off but I was pleased with Will Vaulks when he came on with his energy. I was so pleased for him because he's played his part again."