Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno Espirito Santo will be without key winger Adama Traore for an extended period according to BBC Sport.
The flying attacker suffered a dislocated shoulder last week against Tottenham Hotspur, which is the third time it has happened in 16 games, according to The Sun.
Traore is set to undergo surgery on the shoulder and will be unavailable when Wolves host Brighton and Hove Albion in the Premier League on Saturday.
The 24-year-old has scored four goals and provided seven assists in the league so far this season, with the Spaniard improving his output in the final third for the Molineux outfit.
The only other absentee for Wolves is defender Jonny Otto, who is ruled out for at least another month following a knee injury.
The nearly full-strength squad has seen an upturn in the club’s form with Nuno’s side unbeaten in four matches in the Premier League.
Wolves secured an impressive 3-2 comeback win against Spurs with in-form striker Raul Jimenez scoring the winner.
Nuno’s men climbed into sixth place following the win last weekend, level on points with Manchester United in fifth.
They are only three points behind Chelsea in fourth and are strong contenders for a Champions League spot given Manchester City’s disqualification for next season.
Saturday’s clash against relegation threatened Brighton represents a good opportunity for Wolves to apply some pressure, with United and Chelsea facing tough matches against City and Everton on Sunday.
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