Wolves received mixed news this afternoon after Dave Edwards was ruled out for up to two months, Razak Boukari diagnosed with a rare injury while Jamie O’Hara returned to full training.
Wales international Edwards was stretchered off with a torn hamstring in Saturday’s 4-1 win at Bristol City. The 26-year-old midfielder suffered a grade two tear prior to his 60th-minute departure.
Boukari has a problem that has seen fluid build up in the hamstring he injured against Sheffield Wednesday on September 29.
“It is disappointing Dave picked up a bad injury,” said manager Stale Solbakken.
“We don’t have so many players with his experience.
“Razak was going to be out for six weeks but already it’s 10 or 12.
“It’s a very rare injury – there’s little literature about it, and two to three cases in football each year.
“It’s not the biggest injury but it’s a strange one.
“He needs a new pre-season because he’s only really played one game – against Ipswich – then he got the injury in the first few minutes against Sheffield Wednesday.
“So he’s hardly played for a long time and it’s going to be a long way back for him when he is fit.”
But there is much better news surrounding O’Hara, who today rejoined his team-mates on the training pitch for the first time since August.
With Boukari’s setback fresh in his mind, Solbakken was cautious, however.
“It’s good news about Jamie but I have to be careful about saying that because it’s going so very slowly with Boukari,” he said.
“He can’t get rid of this pain to free him up.
“Today’s was Jamie’s first session, but I said the same about Boukari 14 days ago.
“I hoped there would be no reaction but there was a bad one with Razak and he hasn’t trained since.
“So I won’t be saying Jamie is as good as new now because I will look stupid again.
“Hopefully he can stay injury-free but, with Edwards out for up to eight weeks, we’re not exactly lucky with injuries to the midfielders.”
O’Hara has not played in a competitive game since the March 10 Premier League defeat at Blackburn.