Sasa Kalajdzic is hoping to make a return to action for Wolves before the current season is out.
The 25-year-old moved to Molineux from Stuttgart just before the summer transfer window closed.
He was brought in as cover and competition for Raul Jimenez, who has been struggling for fitness since the beginning of the new season.
Kalajdzic came in, with Wolves playing the Bundesliga club around £15 million plus add-ons.
He was not signed in time to have any involvement against Bournemouth. But he was then handed his full debut against Southampton on September 3.
Kalajdzic made a promising start to the game, but would suffer a major setback just before half-time.
The star contested an aerial duel but landed a little awkwardly. After receiving treatment, he played on until the break, and was then substituted off.
It transpired afterwards that Kalajdzic had suffered an ACL injury, which required surgery.
It was a major blow for Kalajdzic and Wolves, who then had to go out and sign free agent Diego Costa as his replacement.
The Austria international now faces a long road to recovery.
But the star has given Wolves fans a shred of hope that he will actually play again this season.
He told Laola1: “The course is very positive, everyone is very satisfied. I’m hoping to catch a few more minutes at the end of the season. But my main goal is to get back into the game without any problems to start the next summer preparation.”
A long way to go for Sasa Kalajdzic, but his comments about making Wolves return are encouraging
It would be great to see Kalajdzic make a return to action before the 2022/23 season finishes.
The star must have been absolutely gutted to suffer such a setback right at the very start of a new chapter.
He has been in this situation before. He had to wait months to make his debut for Stuttgart due to suffering another serious knee injury in pre-season.
He will no doubt work very hard to try and return as soon as possible for Wolves.
The comments he’s made here are encouraging, and it sounds as though the early stages of his recovery have gone well.