Wolves were today expected to confirm the loss of David Davis for the rest of the season.
The 22-year-old midfielder suffered suspected ankle ligament damage in Saturday’s 2-0 defeat at Bolton.
Davis was rushed to hospital after hobbling off following the tackle by Jay Spearing in the 25th minute, but although no broken bones were discovered, he could be out for several weeks. Davis criticised the challenge afterwards, tweeting: “Dunno how people tackle like that!”
If he is sidelined, he will be the sixth player Wolves have lost for the season in the last four weeks after 15-goal top scorer Sylvan Ebanks-Blake, Carl Ikeme, Dave Edwards, Bakary Sako and Razak Boukari.
“He’s been to hospital and hasn’t broken his ankle but it could be ligament damage,” said manager Dean Saunders.
“We were missing our top scorer with a broken leg, our left-winger is out for the season, so are Dave Edwards and Carl Ikeme, and we might have lost Dave Davis now as well.”
Karl Henry, who replaced Davis on Saturday, stands by for a recall for Saturday’s crunch visit of Huddersfield.
The setback left Wolves one place lower in 19th but they remained a point clear of the drop zone on the same points as the Terriers.
Saunders insisted they must put the result behind them quickly.
“We’ve got a massive game against Huddersfield and we’ve got to make sure we’re mentally switched on for that,” he said.
“We need to do them some damage by winning.”
Saunders admitted his players “hit a brick wall” on Saturday after they were floored by goals from David Ngog and Marcos Alonso inside the first 10 minutes.
Wolves produced a strangely lacklustre performance following two wins in three days the previous weekend.
“Sometimes emotionally and mentally you can hit a brick wall in the Championship because it’s so demanding with playing Saturday-Tuesday-Saturday-Tuesday,” said the boss.