By Michael Brown

6th Mar, 2020 | 6:35pm

Exclusive: Brown fears lengthy layoff for Wolves star as worries build at Molineux

Michael Brown fears that Wolves winger Adama Traore may need surgery after suffering a dislocated shoulder numerous times this season.

The former Leeds and Sheffield United midfielder, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, believes the club will be doing all they can to avoid a lengthy layoff.

Nuno admitted that he was “worried” about the 24-year-old after he dislocated his shoulder in the win over Tottenham, the third time it has happened in a couple of months.

Traore suffered the same problem against Manchester United and in the reverse fixture at home to Spurs, although it did not keep him out of action for the club’s next games.

Brown insists that any sort of operation would keep the former Barcelona man sidelined for quite some time, meaning Wolves have to be careful with his situation.

Brown told Football Insider: “They’ll be trying to get through to the end of the season but it might need pinning so that he doesn’t do it again.

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“Obviously the recovery time will be quite long so they’ll be doing everything to try and get there. Ultimately if he keeps doing it, he will need surgery.”

Traore, who has been at Molineux since the summer of 2018, has established himself as a mainstay in the side after an indifferent first season under Nuno.

He has six goals and 10 assists under his belt this campaign, compared to just one goal and three assists during the 2018/19 season.

In other Wolves news, Darren Bent has made a “surprise” transfer claim about one senior star.