Wolves have been rocked by an injury update on Willy Boly.
Bruno Lage spoke to the media today ahead of the Premier League game with Burnley tomorrow night.
He said that the Ivory Coast international is set to miss the rest of 2021 with the muscular injury he picked up recently.
Boly was forced to miss the game with Norwich City, and fans have been waiting for more news on him.
Boly hasn’t made an appearance in the Premier League yet this season.
And he now won’t be making one before the turn of the year.
That leaves Conor Coady, Romain Saiss and Max Kilman – the trio that has started every league game so far this term – as the only fit first-team central defenders.
The situation is far from ideal for Lage, with some hard games coming up in December.
The news about Boly is not good, and it could now mean that Leander Dendoncker sees more minutes for Wolves.
Dendoncker just became really important for Wolves
Lage is now down to his tried and tested trio, but Dendoncker, of course, has operated in defence in the past.
Whatever people think of him there, he can be capable.
If one of the three need a rest then Lage may turn to the Belgian. He wouldn’t really have much cother hoice, unless he went to a back four.
Dendoncker is actually really important right now because Wolves also have a shortage of midfield options.
Ruben Neves and Joao Moutinho are the only other players, so one gets the feeling Dendoncker’s game time is about to increase rather a lot.