Influential Wolves goalkeeper Jose Sa tweaked a medial ligament in his knee last weekend, injury expert Ben Dinnery has confirmed.
The Lowdown: Sa injured against Liverpool
The Portuguese colossus enjoyed a superb first season at Molineux, shining between the sticks and being described as ‘dominant’ by former Wanderers ‘keeper Matt Murray.
Unfortunately, Sa picked up a knee issue in last Sunday’s 3-1 Premier League defeat away to Liverpool – he was replaced by John Ruddy at half-time – leading to concern about the length of his upcoming absence.
A fresh claim now suggests that the 29-year-old could be set for an extended spell on the sidelines.
The Latest: Dinnery confirms problem
“It looked like it could be an MCL based on what we saw with the mechanism of injury. He seemed to slip and extend his leg when he was kicking. He pointed to the inside of his knee when he was in discussions with the medical team.
“It was moments before half-time He tried to continue and ultimately couldn’t.
“So it does seem like there has been a slight tweak or strain of that medial ligament. It’s a shame to end on a setback because he has been very good for them this season.”
The Verdict: Recover throughout the summer
While Sa’s injury setback is clearly a negative, it could certainly have happened at a worse point in the season, rather than in the final match.
It gives the Wolves shot-stopper time to work on his recovery rather than racing to get back, with Bruno Lage’s men not back in competitive action until August.
The hope is that Sa is available for pre-season in July, however, resting up for the time being but returning to his impressive top form again in 2022/23.
In other news, one Wolves player has been linked with a move to Spain. Find out who it is here.
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