Wolves striker Sasa Kalajdzic believes fans will have reason to be excited about his return, as he continues his recovery from a knee injury.
The striker has conducted an interview with The Athletic, following news that he will not play again for Wolves this season.
Kalajdzic was recently left out of the club’s updated Premier League squad.
It was decided that there wouldn’t really be any point in including him, as he is likely to be out for the majority of the rest of the campaign.
Kalajdzic signed for Wolves in the summer for around £15 million. But days after joining, he suffered an ACL injury against Southampton.
He said about sustaining his injury: “I felt something but it was not like last time. I played for the next six or seven minutes until half-time and I felt like something wasn’t quite right.
“My knee felt a little bit weaker in some situations but not all so I thought maybe it was an injury but maybe something not that bad and I was quite positive when I did the MRI scan.”
Kalajdzic says he knew straight away when the doctor said ‘come with me’ that it was something serious.
Even though he will not turn out for Wolves again this season, the star is feeling upbeat. “But I’m feeling really good and progressing very well,” he adds. “I hope I will continue like this.”
Kalajdzic arrived at Wolves having hit 24 goals in 60 games for Stuttgart.
Officials had hoped he would be the answer to the goalscoring issues Wolves have.
We will now not find out the answer to the question until next season. But Kalajdzic is defiant. After all, he’s bene through this situation before.
“Two weeks after signing for Stuttgart, I had my first knee injury, so I am living deja vu,” he said. “I can’t change it now.
“And if the comeback this time can be like last time, then I am pretty excited and the fans can be excited, too.”
Sasa Kalajdzic must be itching to play under Julen Lopetegui at Wolves, as he continues recovery from injury
Kalajdzic sounds positive, and he must be absolutely raring to go under Lopetegui.
It was rotten luck to have sustained such a serious injury on his debut for the club.
But he knows he’s been in this situation before. He came back for Stuttgart and got amongst the goals fairly regularly.
He can potentially do the same for Wolves.
And if the team continues on its current trajectory under Lopetegui, then Kalajdzic could benefit immensely when he’s back playing.