TERRY’S SICK ABOUT CROCKED KARL
WOLVES caretaker manager Terry Connor says the loss of midfielder Karl Henry through injury for three to four weeks is a big blow to their hopes of Premier League survival.
Henry suffered a hamstring strain during the first half of Sunday’s 5-0 thumping at Fulham which pushed Wolves back into the bottom three on goal difference. A scan confirmed that Henry
could be out until the start of April, although the club are hoping that a quickfire recovery could make him available for the clash with Norwich on March 24.
Connor said: “Karl is a very important player for us. He has been here five or six years and doesn’t miss many games for us.
“He will be a big miss while he is out injured because he brings some defensive stability to our midfield and we haven’t got many people of that ilk. But the scan has shown up a hamstring strain and he is expected to be out for three to four weeks.”
On-loan Emmanuel Frimpong is out for the rest of the season and Dave Edwards is sidelined with a knee injury, so Connor has limited options in midfield.
The only other holding midfielder at Connor’s disposal is January signing Eggert Jonsson – but he looked out of his depth in his only appearance to date, a 3-0 defeat by Liverpool.
Connor has reacted by recalling youngster David Davis from a loan spell at Chesterfield as cover.
Henry had only just returned to the Wolves side after serving a three-match ban for his red card against Aston Villa.
Davis played 11 games for Chesterfield and helped them to the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy final.
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