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Wolves provide update on nine players ahead of new season

Wolves have this afternoon provide injury updates on nine players, with the 2022/23 season starting next weekend.

Wanderers are back at Compton Park now before heading off to Portugal for games against Sporting CP and SC Farense.

Wolves’ trip to Alicante was largely successful, with the players getting valuable minutes into their legs.

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Not everybody featured out in Spain though.

And Wolves have now given supporters an update on several players.

The headline news is that Raul Jimenez will miss the start of the season having suffered damage to his MCL and adductor.

The club say neither injury is very serious. John Percy has reported he could miss up to eight weeks.

According to the club’s head of performance and medicine Dr Rob Chakraverty, Toti Gomes was having hamstring trouble and so was not risked after the second game against Levante. Chem Campbell also had a minor hamstring injury, but has now started to train again.

Matija Sarkic had upper hamstring pain. He had a scan which revealed nothing serious. He’ll resume training next week.

Hwang Hee-chan didn’t get any minutes for Wolves out in Alicante. He had suffered pain in a muscle around his hip when shooting. He is said to have just maintained his fitness, and resumed training this week.

Adama Traore is ‘progressing well’ in his recovery from a small hamstring injury.

Nelson Semedo is doing ‘very well’ in his recovery from a serious hamstring injury for which he required surgery. He sustained that injury against Brighton back in April. The good news is that he should be back in full training after the trip to Portugal.

Jose Sa had sustained MCL damage in the final game against Liverpool. He’s expected to feature for Wolves soon.

Finally, Chiquinho had successful surgery after suffering a bad ACL injury against Burnley a couple of weeks ago. It will be months before fans see him playing again.

A disrupted pre-season for Wolves as club provide big injury update

Wolves’ preparation for the 2022/23 could have been much better.

While there were some really good performances in Alicante, a number of players have been unable to get any minutes into their legs.

The likes of Hwang, Semedo and Traore could take some time before fully getting up to speed, which would not be ideal.

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And the Jimenez bombshell is obviously very frustrating.

Wolves officials must now work quickly to land a suitable replacement.

A new striker will have been on the agenda anyway. But the club simply must bring in someone who has a cutting edge about them.