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Boukari Wait - But Elokobi Closer

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16:00 15th February 2013

Latest injury update from the boss

Wolves are mulling over options regarding luckless winger Razak Boukari who continues to be plagued by a troublesome calf condition.

 

The 25-year-old winger has been out of action since limping out of the game with Sheffield Wednesday in September, with lengthy treatment and specialist intervention still not being able to cure the rare injury.

 

Boukari is back from further treatment in France but is unable to extend himself fully as the muscles haven’t knitted together.

 

Although he is been back outside running at Compton, the problems come when he tries to step up his activities.

 

Boss Dean Saunders explained:  “Razak was out running yesterday but every time he tries to jump or sprint he has a problem.

 

“He’s been away in France with the specialist but he’s still got a problem there and it’s touch and go whether he’ll be out for a lot longer.

 

“It hasn’t knitted back together.

 

“Someone stepped on his heel and one part of the muscle hasn’t joined back on to the other part.

 

“One of his calf muscles slid and ripped off so when it tried to heal, the gap between the muscles didn’t close, so they injected something into the middle to try to make it knit together.

 

“But it hasn’t worked so we’re going down a different route now and we'll have a chat about it.

 

“You can stitch it back together but that involves a long lay-off or there are other alternative routes we can go down, so we might have to look at those.”

 

Elsewhere there is more positive news on George Elokobi who is working well on his rehabilitation from a broken ankle and is perhaps just over a month away from a return to fitness.

 

“George will be fit in four or five weeks, and he’s a good character,” says the boss.

 

“I speak to him regularly and he wants the club to do well, which he puts before his own personal interest so he’s someone I like.

 

“I’m looking forward to him being fit.”

 

Former Wolves promotion-winner Lee Naylor has continued to keep his fitness up by training with the Development squad as he has since being released by Cardiff last summer.

 

Naylor also featured for a half of a behind-closed-doors friendly at Compton a fortnight ago but the boss also admits he is also looking at other left back targets in the loan window if required.

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