Another Set Back for Wolves As Another Creative Star Sustained Injury And Likely Return Dates Ahead Of Luton Town

injury Before facing Luton Town, Wolves’ manager provides an update on injury news and anticipated comeback dates.

Injuries to the wolves and anticipated return dates before Luton Town
Before the Premier League match at Luton Town, Wolverhampton Wanderers news from Birmingham Live

Wolves are getting back on track after Saturday’s 3-1 loss to Liverpool at home left them with just three points and four losses out of five in the Premier League so far. Gary O’Neil’s team played well enough to lead 1-0 at the break, but Jurgen Klopp’s team outplayed them in the second half with two goals in the final ten minutes to seal the victory.

So, Wolves have to quickly move on to their next game, at Luton Town on Saturday. But what sort of shape are O’Neil’s squad in? As far as injuries go, they are faring pretty well.


Wolves left back Rayan Ait-Nouri receives treatment during the home game with Liverpool (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

First to left back Rayan Ait-Nouri who had to come off after 66 minutes and was replaced by Hugu Bueno. Gary O’Neil was able to deliver some good news about the Algerian international, saying: “Rayan was just sort of muscle fatigue really. I don’t expect him to have any problems that last until next weekend. He will probably just need a few days to recover.”

Ait-Nouri has started four out of five of Wolves Premier League games and generally done well having found it hard to break into the team under Julen Lopetegui last season. So, the good news on his injury means he’s likely to start at Luton with Hugo Bueno providing cover from the bench.

The only other player on the injury list is Joe Hodge, the Republic of Ireland under-21 captain who suffered a hamstring injury in the Carabao Cup win at home to Blackpool three weeks ago. That injury looked serious when Hodge pulled up in the second half clutching the back of his leg and had to be helped off.

The issue, however, turned out to be less serious than initially anticipated, and O’Neil was able to share further encouraging news regarding the midfielder at his post-game press conference on Saturday. The manager reported: “Joe Hodge (is) back on the grass running and should be back with the group at some point next week.”

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