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Wolves give injury updates on Semedo, Kilman and Podence

Wolves have this evening provided some information on injured trio Nelson Semedo, Max Kilman and Daniel Podence.

The club have just three games Premier League remaining now – and at least two of the three players will not be pulling on a Wolves shirt for the rest of the campaign.

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Semedo confirmed on his Instagram last week that he would not play again in 2021/22.

The club say the wing-back has now had surgery on his hamstring.

Apparently it was successful, and the player is expected to return in August. He will now begin a closely supervised rehabilitation plan.

Kilman has not featured since the game against Newcastle United last month.

He got injured in the open training session before the game against Burnley, and has suffered ankle ligament damage.

The word on him is that ‘he will be out of a boot soon and he can then start to progress his rehabilitation for an ankle ligament injury. He is expected to return at the start of next season’.

Podence has missed the last four games for Wolves having been struggling with a toe problem.

According to the club, ‘he still has some restrictions and which match will mark his return is yet to be confirmed’. That does suggest he has a chance to play again in 2021/22.

There is also a snippet on Connor Ronan, who has been on loan with St Mirren this season. The 24-year-old is now back with Wolves as a precaution after suffering an ankle injury.

Not a great injury update for Wolves fans

We knew that Semedo would not be playing again this season given his Instagram post. The fact he’s had to undergo surgery though is a little worrying. One wonders how a potential lack of a pre-season might affect him ahead of 2022/23.

Kilman was expected to miss the rest of the campaign, so there is nothing too surprising there. But again, it is slightly worrying that the club are only ‘expecting’ him to be fit at the start of next season.

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And the news on Podence is also a little frustrating.

Hopefully we do get to see the 26-year-old again this season as he, undoubtedly, has been one of Wolves’ best players this term.

It is perhaps no coincidence that Wanderers’ four-game winless run started after he became unavailable.