Wolves’ forgotten man Steven Mouyokolo’s comeback was today placed on hold after he suffered a setback.
The £2.5m defender has sustained a minor, unrelated problem to the cruciate ligament injury that cut short his season-long loan spell at FC Sochaux in February. Mouyokolo will be out for several more weeks as he battles back from the new injury.
Manager Stale Solbakken said: “Mouyokolo had a small setback with another injury which is 100 per cent expected when you come back from a long time out and have trained hard to take the next step.
“It’s just a minor thing. He trained with the reserves for a week or so before the small setback but I don’t think it’s too serious.”
“He’s been out for so long that he’ll need quite a few weeks to get back.”
Mouyokolo played just four league games for Wolves after being signed by Mick McCarthy from Hull in June 2010.
The last of seven appearances for the club came in January 2011 as he struggled to get a game behind Jody Craddock, Richard Stearman, Christophe Berra and Michael Mancienne.
Then after being farmed out on loan to his native France last season, injuries restricted him to just four games for Sochaux.
Fellow long-term victim Jamie O’Hara is about halfway through his rehabilitation after his latest hernia operation.
“Jamie is just the same, it’s all going to plan,” added Solbakken.
One player who is very much on the mend and on the road towards fill fitness is keeper Wayne Hennessey.
The Wales international is set to start taking part in five-a-sides as he battles back from the ruptured cruciate ligament he sustained on April 14 at Sunderland.
“Wayne is out there training now and that’s going to plan,” added Solbakken.
“It isn’t about playing a match for him yet – he needs to get into small-sided games in training before he can do that.
“I think it’s close to six months since it happened.”
Hennessey was voted Wolves Player of the Year before he was injured but now faces a battle to regain his No.1 spot because of the solid form of Carl Ikeme, who has kept four clean sheets in the last five games.