Dave Jones has confirmed that Reda Johnson will not be back in action for Wednesday before the New Year.
Johnson has been sidelined since early season with a foot injury and he angered Jones last month after tweeting that he would be out for at least two months.
The Owls boss said at the time that Johnson was not the specialist and that his diagnosis differed to what the manager had been told. However, Jones has now said to Radio Shefield that he is hoping to have Johnson back in 2013.
Jones also revealed that the club had tried to send some players out on loan yesterday but they did not want to leave.