Wolverhampton Wanderers have today said that Jonny Castro Otto is set to return to action in the new year.
The Spaniard is currently working hard on his rehabilitation programme, after suffering a knee injury last season.
Jonny sustained his latest setback in a training session, which came as a huge blow for him.
The 27-year-old had only just returned to action after suffering an ACL injury in the 2019/20 season against Olympiacos.
He was able to make just seven appearances for the first-team before his second serious knee injury.
The new injury came just as Jonny was getting back to his best.
While Jonny is out on the sidelines, it will be down to Fernando Marcal and Rayan Ait-Nouri to provide the cover at left-back/left wing-back.
So far, Bruno Lage has preferred the Brazilian, who has been able to stay fit up to now having struggled last term.
Ki-Jana Hoever has the capacity to play on the left, as does Nelson Semedo if needed.
And as an absolute last resort, Romain Saiss and Max Kilman are both left-footed options.
Wolves miss Jonny
Jonny remains a big miss for Wolves.
Prior to his first knee injury, the £15 million signing (Express & Star) was one of those players who just always did a good job.
He is the kind of player that delivers solid and consistent performances. The type to put in 7/10 displays every time at least.
He’ll no doubt be grafting hard to get back as soon as possible.
Hopefully he can come back and return to the levels he was showing early in his Molineux career.