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Wolves youngster Niall Ennis suffers broken leg

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Highly-rated young Wolves striker Niall Ennis has been ruled out for four months with a broken leg.

The 17-year-old had been close to making his full debut and was training with the first team when he suffered the small fracture last Thursday.

The England Under-18 international is due to have surgery this week.

Wolves' head of medical Phil Hayward said: "Niall suffered an injury to his left fibula in training on Thursday.

"Scans have revealed a small fracture in the bone which will be surgically repaired this week.

"He is expected to be absent from training for around four months."

Ennis also suffered a fractured fibula last January. Ex-boss Kenny Jackett later revealed the injury probably cost Ennis what would have been a first-team debut aged just 16 towards the back end of last season.

The teenager then made a big impression during pre-season, scoring against Cork City and Northampton Town.

New boss Paul Lambert had been impressed with Ennis' performances in training.

Lambert has already called up Bright Enobakhare, who started at Preston last weekend and Connor Ronan, who was on the bench for the defeat to Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday, from Scott Sellars' under-23 squad.

Ennis' injury means he will miss Wolves' Checkatrade Trophy game against Sunderland a week tonight at Molineux (7pm kick off).

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