By Danny Wright

Wolves have confirmed that striker Niall Ennis has suffered a serious knee injury which will require surgery.

The Championship side announced on their official website that Ennis, 18, was dealt the major blow while on loan at Shrewsbury and could be out of action for as long as six months, meaning that he is likely to not play again until March 2018.

Ennis will now undergo an operation and the best case scenario will see him return to action in four months’ time in January.

The four-times England Under-18 international switched to League One side Shrewsbury on a season-long loan deal in the summer transfer window but has only earned two appearances in all competitions for the Shropshire outfit in the early phases of the campaign.

He made his professional debut in the 2-1 loss to Nottingham Forest in the Carabao Cup when he managed to supply an assist for the Shrewsbury goal.

Ennis then came off the bench in the closing stages of the 1-0 win at AFC Wimbeldon in the league, but hasn’t featured since.

It seems as though the teenage forward will stay at Shrewsbury for the duration of his recovery process, although as Wolverhampton isn’t too far away, there’s a chance he could make use of his parent club’s facilities in his recuperation efforts.

In other Wolves news, the club made a deadline day offer for this top-flight ace.

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