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Wolves youngster Christian Marques suffers long-term injury on loan at Forest Green Rovers

Wolves are reportedly bringing back Christian Marques from his loan spell with Forest Green Rovers, after he suffered a long-term injury.

The defender was spending the season with the League One outfit in a bid to get minutes under his belt.

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He went to Portuguese side Belenenses last season, but was recalled after struggling to get minutes.

In the end, he actually never turned out for their first-team.

So this was a real opportunity for Marques to impress after a disappointing time in Portugal, and he had been a regular in Forest Green Rovers’ starting XI.

After making 13 appearances, he will now play no further part this season for them, because he’s picked up a serious injury.

A club statement from Rovers read: “Christian Marques has returned to parent club Wolverhampton Wanderers after suffering a long-term injury.

“The 19-year-old played 13 games during his time at The Bolt New Lawn, with his most recent appearance coming away at Oxford United last month.

“We thank Christian for all of his efforts during his time at FGR and wish him the very best of luck in his recovery and for the future.”

Following that statement, the Wolves academy have now stated on Twitter that Marques has suffered a hamstring injury.

Potentially, the youngster may have suffered a tear if Wolves have decided to recall him.

There is no further information at this stage. Hopefully there won’t be any surgery, but him being recalled is not a great sign.

A huge injury blow for Wolves starlet Christian Marques, who was getting valuable minutes for Forest Green Rovers

This development is a real shame, and hopefully Marques can recover fully and as quickly as possible.

After the frustrations of last season, this campaign was a big one for Marques.

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Now he’s picked up a long-term injury, meaning his development will again be slowed.

It is not clear if he’ll miss the remainder of this season. But Wolves recalling him can’t be good.

Perhaps Wolves figure that it would just be best to ease him back in with the U21s, if it is possible he’ll return in a few months.