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Chiquinho undergoes successful surgery with Wolves winger now set for months of rehabilitation

Chiquinho underwent surgery earlier this week, and everything was ‘successful’.

That is according to Express & Star journalist Liam Keen, who has tweeted this morning to say that there is no lasting damage to the Wolves winger’s knee.

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The 22-year-old suffered the injury earlier this month in the pre-season behind-closed-doors friendly match against Burnley.

Chiquinho scored in the game, but would suffer a serious ACL injury under a challenge from Clarets defender Owen Dodgson.

Keen also stated this morning that doctors have told Chiquinho he will be able to play football again.

That particular piece of information very much emphasises the severity of the injury, which wasn’t initially clear to begin with.

There is actually also an image of the tackle circulating on social media, which does make for pretty gruesome viewing.

Thankfully, Chiquinho’s surgery has been a success and now the road to recovery starts for the former Estoril livewire.

The Athletic reported that he is facing anywhere between six and nine months on the sidelines.

His misfortune mirrors a couple of former young Wolves players Meritan Shabani and Renat Dadashov, who both suffered ACL injuries shortly after joining the club. Shabani actually suffered two.

First-teamer Jonny Castro Otto has also sustained two ACL injuries during his time as a Wolves player.

Chiquinho injury is as a huge shame, as winger undergoes successful surgery

So Chiquinho will now start his gruelling rehabilitation programme and return to action again next year.

It is such a shame he’s suffered such an severe injury – arguably one the worst for any sportsperson.

He looked so lively last season when Lage called on him, and he appeared set for a more prominent role in 2022/23.

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Hopefully everything will now go smoothly with his recovery, and that he won’t be affected too much physically in the long-term.

Jonny has shown it’s possible to get back playing again to a high standard after a serious setback. He should serve as the inspiration for Chiquinho.