Wolves defender Phil Ofosu-Ayeh out for up to four months after surgery

By Tim Spiers | Wolves | Published:

Phil Ofosu-Ayeh may not make his Wolves debut until 2018 after undergoing ankle surgery.

Phil Ofosu-Ayeh (© AMA / Sam Bagnall)

The 25-year-old right-back has yet to feature for the club after signing on a free transfer in the summer.

He has been plagued by an ankle problem since the start of pre-season and underwent surgery this week, ruling him out for up to four months.

Nuno Espirito Santo said at Friday's pre-Millwall press conference: "Phil has a tough moment in his career. He began well (in pre-season), he got injured and has finally had surgery a couple of days ago.

"It's going to take a while. Unfortunately he's going to be out for a while. I can tell you he won't miss all the season. The first verdict was three or four months."

Wolves currently have a few players on the sidelines. Willy Boly is out with a hamstring strain, although no timescale has been out on his recovery.

The news is more positive on Kortney Hause who is back in training, while Barry Douglas is expected to feature against the Lions tomorrow after missing the Brentford game with a minor knock.

Helder Costa's recovery remains on track. He was ruled out for two months after having surgery on July 11 and it will now be up to Nuno when to integrate him back into the squad with the head coach preferring not to drop players down to the under-23s to gain fitness, as witnessed with Ben Marshall who made a shock recent comeback against Southampton.

Nuno said of Boly and Hause: "Boly is not available tomorrow. Hopefully he can recover and be ready for the following games.

"Kortney has been working with us, not 100 per cent. It's a different scenario – he came from England Under-21s, lost most of the pre-season. Now he's healthy and working well and back in shape."

Tim Spiers

By Tim Spiers

Writes about Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club for a living


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