Injury specialist Ben Dinnery believes new Wolves signing Sasa Kalajdzic could now face up to nine months on the sideline if his injury report shows he has a rupture following his ACL injury.
The Midlands side picked up their first win in the Premier League since 2nd April and shot themselves up to 14th in the table thanks to a 1-0 win this past weekend after Daniel Podence scored his second of the season to seal the points.
However, it wasn’t all rosy for Bruno Lage’s squad, as in the 46th minute, new arrival Kalajdzic, who joined from Stuttgart for £15.5m plus add-ons, was forced off with an injury which was later revealed to be an ACL issue.
The striker is due to undergo tests to determine the extent of the injury, but according to Dinnery, the player could face a minimum of 7-9 months on the sidelines if he has ruptured his ligaments.
Dinnery told the Premier FPL Injuries YouTube channel: “If the specialist report indicates that there is a rupture, then we’re basically looking at a minimum of maybe seven to potentially nine months or beyond on the sidelines with that, but it remains to be seen, so fingers crossed, and obviously we wish him well with that.”
TIF Thoughts on the injury…
The last thing Wolves need right now is an injury to another striking option as we have already seen Raul Jimenez miss game time this season. He was supposed to be back this past weekend but was withdrawn from the bench before the game for ‘chronic fatigue’.
Kalajdzic was supposed to be the answer to their problems this season, but it now looks like he is just another addition to the misfortune at Molineux so far this season. The 6ft 7in striker picked up 24 goals in 60 games in all competitions for Stuttgart and Wolves fans will have been hoping he could give their side a similar return.
We all have our fingers crossed that the results will come back with a positive outcome, but ACL injuries can be some of the worst problems for players to pick up, and it is hard to see how Kalajdzic can now make the desired impact he was brought in for. This is a disaster for Wolves and Kalajdzic and we wish him a speedy recovery.
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