Medical expert: Wolves to rip up transfer plans as 'huge' Chiquinho news confirmed
Wolves will have to amend their transfer plans because of Chiquinho’s anterior cruciate ligament injury.
That is the view of medical expert Ben Dinnery, who runs the Premier Injuries site and has a background in injury and data analysis.
Chiquinho, 22, scored Wolves’ final goal in the 3-0 behind-closed-doors friendly win over Burnley last Saturday (July).
But Wolves confirmed the following day that the Portuguese winger, who signed for Wolves from Estoril in January, also suffered an ACL injury in the match.
Plans are now being put in place for the youngster to go under the knife and begin rehabilitation.
Dinnery claims that Chiquinho could miss the entirety of 2022-23, which would mean that Wolves must now adapt their transfer plans accordingly.
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“This will really smart for them,” he told Football Insider’s Adam Williams.
He is a player with a big reputation and they expect big things from him in the upcoming season. Potentially, this may alter any transfer plans that they had.
“As we know with ACL injuries, we’re looking at a minimum of six or seven months, but that can extend to nine or 10 months. That’s if things go really, really well in that rehab and recovery process.
“So, they are losing a player in July who may not play again for the whole of the season. That’s a huge blow for them.”
Chiquinho made nine appearances for Wolves in the second half of 2021-22.
Those outings yielded three assists.