Wolverhampton Wanderers could be without Willy Boly for a lengthy period of time.
According to various reports, including one on the BBC website, Wolves fear that Boly has fractured his ankle. The club will run tests to judge whether he needs surgery but the early signs are worrying.
Boly has been a key player for Nuno Espirito Santo since Wolves were in the Championship. He signed permanently for the West Midlands club after their promotion and has now racked up a tally of 94 appearances and eight goals.
The 28-year-old’s form has not gone unnoticed. With Champions League clubs eyeing Boly, Wolves were trying to tie him down to a new contract (according to The Daily Mail).
But Boly now faces a period of time out injured. After playing 16 matches this season, Boly will now miss several games. Wolves chief medic said (via BBC Sport): “Initial tests show a fracture to his fibula. He will have further imaging over the coming days to determine whether surgery is required or not.”
Boly’s absence will leave a major hole at the back that Nuno somehow needs to fill. This could accelerate the need to scout a new centre-back ahead of the January window too.
The Frenchman has been a rock at the back for Wolves. Without him, Jesus Vallejo needs to get up to speed with English football very quickly.