Hwang Hee-chan has been pictured outside and in his Wolves training gear, having recently suffered a hamstring injury.
The South Korea international sustained the issue in the Premier League game against Brighton in the club’s penultimate match of 2021.
Hwang lasted just 16 minutes at the Amex Stadium, before he had to be replaced by Adama Traore.
The club provided supporters with an update on Hwang on December 27.
They said that Hwang was ‘expected to return to play in February’.
Well it seems the 25-year-old might potentially be ahead of schedule.
Wolves have today released some new training photos, and Hwang can be see in one of them.
He is just alone, which may suggest that he has only resumed light training.
After scouring the batch of photos, it doesn’t look like Hwang joined in with the rest of his teammates.
But him being outside and in his training gear is certainly good news on the face of it.
Hwang has proven himself to be an important player for Wolves so far in his loan spell from RB Leipzig.
He started with a bang, scoring four goals in his first seven appearances. He scooped the club’s Player of the Month award for October.
In the few weeks before his injury though, his level did dip slightly.
Boost for Wolves as Hwang Hee-chan steps up recovery from injury
This is good to see.
Wolves originally said the player would be expected to return to play in February.
That could easily have meant the end of that month.
Hwang being back on the grass before mid-January is surely a promising sign that he’ll soon be fit to play again.
Bruno Lage is scheduled to speak to the media tomorrow ahead of the game with Southampton. He may well shed some more light on Hwang’s progression there.