Wolverhampton Wanderers could be without central defender Willy Boly for around four weeks, according to The Athletic’s Tim Spiers.

The Ivory Coast international was not included in yesterday’s matchday squad to face Leicester City to the surprise of quite a few fans.

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There had been no suggestion anything was wrong prior to the game, but it has transpired that the 30-year-old has a hamstring problem (via the Birmingham Mail).

According to Tim Spiers, who covers Wolves for The Athletic, the player is looking at a lay-off period of around four weeks.

It is a big blow for Nuno Espirito Santo, who had only just got Boly back after missing a handful of games.

Boly retured for the Black Country derby against West Bromwich Albion and looked a little rusty, but was superb in games against Crystal Palace, Chelsea and Arsenal.

 

It is yet another frustration for fans, with Wolves having had a plethora of injury problems this time around.

Boly absence a huge blow

Wolves did very well without Boly yesterday, but there is no escaping the fact that not having Boly for the next month or so is bad news.

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Wolves have struggled defensively on the whole in 2020/21 and need the towering £10 million star (BBC Sport) in there to provide solidity and aerial dominance.

Nuno has other players who can fill the void but there is no doubt that the backline is poorer for Boly being absent.

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