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Hammer blow for Wolves as Sasa Kalajdzic suffers ACL injury

Wolves fans have today been rocked by the news that Sasa Kalajdzic has suffered an ACL injury.

The club have put out a medical update today, after the 25-year-old had to go off at half-time in yesterday’s 1-0 win over Southampton.

Kalajdzic only joined Wolves earlier this week from Stuttgart.

He arrived before the 0-0 draw with Bournemouth, but did not feature at the Vitality Stadium.

But he was named in the starting XI on Saturday, with Raul Jimenez initially named on the bench before the Mexican injured his groin in the warm up and was replaced by Chem Campbell.

Fans had been desperately hoping that Kalajdzic’s injury wouldn’t be serious.

But it is the worst possible news.

Wolves say on the club’s official website: “Sasa felt a pain in his knee late in the first-half against Southampton. Unfortunately, scans reveal an anterior cruciate injury and he will see a knee specialist tomorrow.

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“We now need to support Sasa in his recovery and further updates will follow.”

There is no word on a potential return date at this moment in time.

The cruelest of blows for Sasa Kalajdzic as star suffers ACL injury against Southampton

This is terrible news for Wolves and a huge blow for Kalajdzic, who now seemingly faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

Wolves obviously signed Kalajdzic to give them something different up top following the struggles to score goals.

Questions are now going to be asked about the player’s signing. Of course, Kalajdzic suffered an ACL injury shortly after joining 2019. At the end of the day though, it is seriously bad luck, especially for something like this to happen so soon.

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There will now be some pressure on Goncalo Guedes to deliver.

The star can play through the middle, and needs to provide competition for Jimenez.