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Boukari Update/Hunt Set For Surgery


15:41 1st October 2012

Boss Gives Latest Injury Update

Razak Boukari faces a three to six week absence with the calf injury sustained against Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday – and Stephen Hunt is set for a more lengthy spell on the sidelines as he prepares for surgery on a troublesome hip problem.


And Wolves boss Ståle Solbakken has also backed the luckless George Elokobi to recover from the broken and dislocated ankle picked up in his first loan game at Bristol City which requires surgery.


Boukari was disappointed to limp off in the early stages of Saturday’s 1-0 victory, and will undergo further assessment.


“We got a bad injury on Saturday with Razak,” said the boss.

“Hopefully it will be three weeks and not six but we don’t know – he has to have a scan and then we’ll know.”


Hunt meanwhile has found it difficult to find top form in his opportunities this season, and the manager has revealed this is probably down to the niggling injury for which action is now required.


“’Hunty’ has had this problem for a long time where it feels loose around his hip and he needs to have this addressed because he’s 31, not 41 and he has a few years left playing in him,” said the boss.


“I think we saw how he was affected in the Chelsea game and he will need to have an operation.


“He doesn’t feel 100 per cent and I think he has to do something about it now.


“He has tried to play through the pain barrier for quite a few weeks and wanted to impress me but has not been able to do himself justice.”


Wolves are also monitoring the fitness of Georg Margreitter, who is being troubled by a hip problem.


Elokobi meanwhile is to undergo surgery on the serious ankle injury picked up in his first game for the Robins.


“George was very unlucky to get such a serious injury in his first loan game,” said the boss.


“But knowing him he will fight very hard to get back.”

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