Wolves goalkeeper Matija Sarkic could miss the rest of the season after picking up an injury on loan at Stoke City.
The 25-year-old was withdrawn at half-time in the game against Sunderland last weekend.
Sarkic apparently injured his quad.
It was ominously reported yesterday that the Potters had moved to bring back one of their goalkeepers from a loan spell.
The hope was that Sarkic had not done anything serious.
But it was now been reported that the star is potentially looking at missing the rest of the season.
The Stoke Sentinel cite reports from Montenegro as saying he could be out for eight to 10 weeks, which would be up to the start of May at least. Stoke’s last game is on May 8.
Journalist Pete Smith has further stated that Sarkic has withdrawn from Montenegro’s upcoming international games.
Stoke manager Alex Neil will be speaking to the press on this afternoon and is expected to deliver an official update.
If the reports about Sarkic are accurate, then it is a huge blow for the player and a frustrating case of deja vu.
Last season, Sarkic was performing really well at Birmingham City, only to suffer a season-ending shoulder injury in January.
He was forced to end his loan spell and return to Wolves.
It was a huge shame, as Sarkic had become a fan favourite at St. Andrew’s.
He was just getting into his stride at Stoke and had been catching the eye having made seven appearances.
Now, it looks like he’ll be spending more time on the sidelines.
Matija Sarkic news is gutting, as reports claim he could miss rest of the season with injury
Neil should be giving an update later today, but this information does not bode well.
If Sarkic really is looking set to miss the rest of the season then that is a huge shame.
He had been playing second fiddle to Jose Sa for the first half of 2022/23 and the purpose of this loan move was for him to get regular minutes.
His time at Birmingham showed he’s a great goalkeeper, and he’ll have been buzzing to getting regular minutes in the Championship again.
But it looks like he’ll again have to be patient, and it remains to be seen if Wolves now decide to just terminate the loan.