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Wolves rocked by Karl Henry blow

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Wolves' Premier League survival hopes today suffered a major blow when midfielder Karl Henry was ruled out for three to four weeks.

Wolves' Premier League survival hopes today suffered a major blow when midfielder Karl Henry was ruled out for three to four weeks.

Henry underwent a scan yesterday which revealed a hamstring strain after he was forced off inside 19 minutes of Sunday's 5-0 defeat at Fulham.

With Dave Edwards' knee injury also making him unavailable at Craven Cottage, manager Terry Connor has recalled youngster David Davis from his loan at League One strugglers Chesterfield.

Connor said today: "Karl has had the scan which has shown up a hamstring strain, and he is expected to be out for three to four weeks.

"As a result of his injury, and also Dave Edwards being unavailable at Fulham, we have decided to recall David Davis from his loan spell at Chesterfield.

"It gives us another option given the injuries and we've had David watched closely at both Inverness and Chesterfield this season where he has done very well."

Henry will now undergo rehabilitation in the hope of a swift recovery and the Wolverhampton-born former skipper has a chance of being available for the trip to Norwich on March 24.

But the 29-year-old will definitely miss Saturday's pivotal home clash against fellow strugglers Blackburn and the Molineux test against Manchester United the following week.

Wolves' only other senior holding midfielder is £600,000 January signing Eggert Jonsson, whose only Premier League experience was a difficult debut in the 3-0 defeat to Liverpool last month.

That leaves a potential way open for Davis, who has made 11 appearances on loan at Saltergate, including helping them to the Johnstone's Paint Trophy final with Swindon at Wembley later this month, plus 15 for Inverness Caledonian Thistle earlier this season.

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