Former Wolverhampton Wanderers physiotherapist Paul Darby has moved to ease fan fears about Adama Traore, after the winger hurt his shoulder against Manchester United.
The Spaniard had to be withdrawn at Old Trafford after a battle with Harry Maguire, and fans were concerned as they saw him trudge off clutching his shoulder.
Traore has previously had similar problems; against Tottenham Hotspur he had to have it popped back into place.
His first dislocation happened in the summer of 2018 while he was still a Middlesbrough player.
Fans concerned about him missing any games need not worry, with Darby – who was with the club in the late 1980s and 90s – expecting him to shake off the latest setback.
He told the Express & Star: “If it’s come out twice in a month or two, there will be some concern.
“If it reoccurs frequently, it’ll have to be dealt with.
“Every time it subluxates, it creates more of an issue around the joint. If you had a shoulder joint that kept subluxating, surgery would be required.
“It won’t stop him being fit for Leicester [February 14], I would not have thought, and if he does not experience any more problems this season, it’s probably something they will look at in the close season.”
TBR’s view – Traore vital for Wolves’ push for Europe
Hopefully for Wolves fans, Traore won’t have any more issues with his shoulder as the club are currently fighting to finish among the European places this season.
There is an outside chance the Black Country club could even make the top four – at the moment Nuno Espirito Santo’s side are ninth but are just six points behind Chelsea in fourth.
Traore has been influential this season, showing a much better end product to accompany his blistering pace and frightening strength.
He is going to be key if Wolves are to cause an upset, so hopefully that shoulder is going to hold up at least until the end of the season.