It might be more closely associated with women about to give birth but Kamil Zayatte has been given an epidural in a bid to rid him of his injury woes.
The Guinea international defender has suffered a reoccurrence of a long-running hamstring issue, leaving the Owls short of cover at centre half.
So Zayatte has undergone the wince-inducing procedure involving an injection into the spine in order to speed up his recovery.
“Kamil has been having real trouble shaking this hamstring problem off,” head coach Stuart Gray told the Star.
“The medical staff have had a look at it and they believe it could be an issue with his back that means the hamstring is aggravated.
“So we sent him for an epidural and hopefully we’ll see some positive results from that.
“It’s frustrating when these little niggles won’t go away but we’re hopeful that Kamil will be available for us soon.”
Jose Semedo has resumed light running but has yet to return to full training with the Wednesday squad.
Sam Hutchinson suffered both a concussion and bruised ribs during the win over Rotherham United last week but Gray expects him to be fit in time to face Huddersfield Town next weekend.
Will Keane and Sergiu Bus should also be available.