Wolverhampton Wanderers defender Conor Coady has recalled the moment Willy Boly injured his ankle in training describing the incident as ‘horrible’.
The Ivory Coast international is facing a spell on the sidelines and is seeing a specialist to determine if he will need surgery.
Initial tests have revealed the 28-year-old has a fractured fibula as a result of a slip, which occurred at the club’s Compton Park training ground on Saturday.
Coady said (Express & Star): “It is horrible. It was so innocuous, he just slipped in training and it is something where, when it happens, it shakes you.
“We will miss him, but we have got a squad who will fill in, come in and do just as good a job.
“He will be a huge miss because he is a great character to have in the changing room.”
Nuno Espirito Santo must now decide how best to replace Boly going forwards, with other options toplay at the back including loan signing Jesus Vallejo, Leander Dendoncker, Romain Saiss and Matt Doherty.
TBR’s view – Boly absence will be huge
It unfortunately sounds as though Boly could be out for quite a few games, and with fixtures about to come thick and fast for the Europa League club, the defender’s absence could really be felt.
He is the club’s best defender so the others are really going to have to step up.
The former Porto man has been fantastic for the Black Country club since joining (initially on loan) in 2017, and it remains to be seen if Wolves now become exposed more easily at the back.