Wolverhampton Wanderers fans have been left squirming today.
Defender Yerson Mosquera has been revealed to need surgery on a hamstring injury.
The Colombian suffered the issue against Tottenham Hotspur last week, lasting just minutes into his competitive debut for the club.
It follows a hamstring injury he suffered in pre-season but recently recovered from.
According to the club, he is facing a four to five-month lay-off, with the injury being described as ‘high grade’.
It is a huge blow for the youngster, who had been hoping to make his mark after impressing in pre-season.
Fans have been expressing their dismay about the news on social media.
But supporters can take a bit of heart from the fact that, surely, there is now no way Wolves won’t sign a new centre-back in January.
Both Romain Saiss and Willy Boly will be heading off with their counties for AFCON in January.
With Mosquera injured, that would leave just Conor Coady, Romain Saiss and Max Kilman as the options at the back.
Leander Dendoncker can also play at the back, but then that would leave a lack of options for the midfield.
Quite simply, this news has to spring Fosun into action in the winter window.
Fosun can’t not act
Mosquera being the only centre-back addition in the summer and then getting a serious injury leaves egg all over the face of Fosun.
They messed up not bringing in one more body.
That is something they could have done if they wanted, with Jeff Shi saying in a recent interview that the budget was not an issue.
Supporters will be all over Fosun now ahead of the winter window.
There was lots of anger when no one else followed Mosquera through the door in the summer. The conglomerate is now under serious pressure to deliver what is clearly needed.
Failure to facilitate this could have disastrous consequences.