Wayne Hennessey is poised to return to full training with Wolves after the forthcoming international break.
The Welsh international keeper has been sidelined since suffering a cruciate knee ligament injury at Sunderland back in April, but after nearly six months of dedicated work is closing in on a return to availability.
Hennessey has impressed both team-mates and management staff alike with his positivity, particularly in coming in for pretty much all of the summer to work on his rehabilitation.
“Wayne should be fully fit and ready to rejoin full training with the team when the international break has finished, provided he has no setbacks,” said boss Ståle Solbakken.
“He’s doing all his work with Pat Mountain at the moment, but everything is going the way it should be and if that’s still the case, he’ll be back with us when the international break is over.
“It’s a good thing to have all three keepers fit but it’s also a reward for Wayne too because every day I’ve been here, he’s always come in with a big smile and worked hard.
“That’s something he should be proud of in a way because he’s dealt with this setback so well mentally.
“He’s worked hard and got his reward by being back a few weeks ahead of schedule.”
Of the other players who have been sidelined long term, Steven Mouyokolo is now several weeks into a spell of training with the reserves after a long absence and Jamie O’Hara is making progress after recently undergoing further surgery on a long-standing injury.
“Steven is training more and more with the reserves at the moment,” added Solbakken.
“O’Hara is doing fine at the moment, but that was also the case last time and then he had a setback.
“Hopefully this operation has gone well because I think it’s very important for his mental state that there are no setbacks this time.
“It’s about four weeks since his operation so he should be about halfway through his rehabilitation.”