Wolves attacker Hwang Hee-chan is reportedly heading to South Korea to get treatment on his hamstring injury.
The 27-year-old suffered the setback during the 3-0 win against Liverpool on Saturday.
Hwang had helped Wolves take the lead in the game, with his cross deflecting in off Joel Matip for an own goal.
Hwang was having a great game, but he would then be forced off shortly before half-time.
Julen Lopetegui said after the game that Hwang may now be missing for ‘a lot of weeks’.
According to the Yonhap News Agency, Hwang is actually now going to fly back to his native South Korea for further tests.
They write: “Sources said Hwang was set to arrive back in South Korea later Tuesday for a second opinion and treatment.”
Hwang will then return to England at the weekend.
The situation is frustrating for Hwang, who has responded well to Julen Lopetegui’s arrival at Wolves.
The manager has taken a liking to him, starting him in each of the last six Premier League matches.
But he’ll now have a period of absence, and fans will await an official medical update from the club. The hope is that he will not need any kind of surgery, like Nelson Semedo and Yerson Mosquera both had to have.
Thankfully for Wolves, Pedro Neto is almost back fit again.
He is resuming full training following the ankle injury he picked up in Bruno Lage’s final game in charge against West Ham United back in October.
Wolves will hope for good news on Hwang as star prepares to fly to South Korea
So Hwang is apparently going back home to have his hamstring tended to.
Hopefully, we will not have a situation where Hwang is out for months. The £14 million star has been doing well in recent weeks, and is clearly a player Lopetegui rates highly.
Hwang is an explosive player and it seems he is somewhat susceptible to hamstring injuries.
This is his third since he signed for the club, which is a bit of a frustration.
Hopefully he can shake this latest one off as soon as possible.