Wolves journalist Liam Keen has provided an update on the injury situation surrounding the club’s Spanish defender Jonny.
The 27-year-old hasn’t had the best of luck when it comes to playing time in recent seasons at Molineux. Having once been a regular in the team, a combination of two ACL injuries, first sustained against Olympiacos in the Europa League back in 2020 and then against West Ham United earlier this year, have meant that he has spent a large amount of time on the sidelines.
Speaking on the latest edition of the E&S Wolves podcast, Keen was asked by a fan, via host Nathan Judah, about whether or not there was any sort of update on when he was likely to return, and he claimed that things remained pretty much as they have been and that he was expected to be back around January time:
“Obviously with Jonny, it’s pretty straightforward, as far as we know he’s still on task and it’ll be sort of the new year.”
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Given how badly Jonny’s legs have been damaged over the past few years, it will be interesting to see how Wolves handle him once he does get back from his injury.
To come back from one ACL injury is bad enough, but to suffer two in such a short space of time, you can only imagine the kind of strain that he is going to be under when he comes back, and how careful he is going to have to be to make sure he doesn’t make it an unwanted hat-trick.
Having been a regular before the injuries struck, it remains to be seen whether they will be expecting him to go back to that role once again, or if he will have to be used as more of a rotation option going forward between him and other left-backs Rayan Ait-Nouri and Marçal.
And if he isn’t able to get back ahead of them, then it might be worth Wolves trying to sell him on, though trying to find a buyer for a player with his injury issues could be a problem in its own right.