Wolves’ top scorer Sylvan Ebanks-Blake will face a longer spell on the sidelines than initially anticipated after his ankle injury proved to be worse than first feared.
Ebanks-Blake suffered a broken fibula in the 3-2 win at Birmingham nine days ago, but there was also further damage to his ankle ligaments which will mean a longer spell on the sidelines and a battle to be ready for pre-season.
“Unfortunately his injury is worse than we first thought,” said boss Dean Saunders.
“He’s had one operation but there were a few other complications with the ankle ligaments as well.
"We don't know how long for definite but he may not be ready for the start of pre-season.
“So it’s a massive blow for him but we’ll have to wait until the end of the season and address that in the summer now.
“We need to see what division we’re in and see how he recovers.”
Head of Wolves’ medical department Phil Hayward added: “The damage to Sylvan’s ankle was more extensive than the scan first revealed, and as a result surgery was more complicated and he will be out for a longer period of time than initially anticipated.”
Ebanks-Blake, who has notched 15 goals this season, is out of contract at the end of the campaign, and Saunders has already gone on record to say he would like to offer him a new deal.
“We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it but the main thing is Sylvan getting his ankle right,” he added.