Wolverhampton Wanderers provided a devastating injury update on Wednesday morning surrounding young centre-back, Yerson Mosquera.
The 20-year-old who signed from Colombian side Atletico Nacional in June had to be replaced 10 minutes into the Carabao Cup defeat to Tottenham Hotspur with a hamstring problem and it has now been revealed that the defender will require surgery.
In Bruno Lage’s pre-Southampton press conference, the manager said he expected Mosquera to be sidelined for around 1-2 months but after further evaluation from the medical team - it was revealed that an operation would be needed to fix the problem pushing his recovery time back more towards the 4-5 month mark.
“Unfortunately, Yerson suffered a high grade hamstring injury in the Carabao Cup game with Tottenham Hotspur and is undergoing surgery this week in London,” explained one of the Wolves medical staff.
“It is too early to give a return date as there is such variation in how quickly players heal and recover fitness, but as a guide 4-5 months is usual.”
They also gave a little update on the fitness of both Jonny & Pedro Neto, though weren’t able to go into specifics.
“With regards to Pedro, we are taking him stage by stage, and he is due a specialist review on progress in October. Until then, we do not want to put pressure on him by giving him a specific return date. The main goal is to have him back when he is fully ready.
“Jonny is doing very well rehabilitating from cruciate ligament surgery and is on course for an expected return in the new year.”
The news for Mosquera in particular comes as a huge blow for Lage who is already working with a thread-bare squad.
One thing is for sure, if they weren’t wanted already, reinforcements are now needed in the January transfer window.