Wolves receive huge injury boost as Jordan Graham discloses when he hopes to be back playing

A general view before the match

The winger was sensational for the Championship side before his injury.

Wolves' Jordan Graham is stretchered off

Jordan Graham has handed Wolverhampton Wanderers a major boost ahead of next season by explaining that he is well ahead of schedule as he continues to recover from his knee injury, the Express and Star reports.

The 21-year-old has not played for Kenny Jackett's side since January after suffering a cruciate ligament injury during the club's game with Cardiff.

Wolves' Jordan Graham in action with Leeds United's Lewis Cook

And while the initial prognosis suggested that the winger would be out for around a year, Graham has explained that he should be back playing for the first-team much sooner.

"I'm probably ahead of schedule," he told the Express and Star.

"When I originally did it they said more towards the year mark. The specialist is happy that nine months is going to be all right, the way I'm going.

"I'm aiming to be back in training in September, play a couple of under-21 games and then get straight back into it."

Nottingham Forest's Ryan Mendes and Wolves' Jordan Graham

With the likes of Nouha Dicko and Ethan Ebanks-Landell set to be back training for the start of pre-season, the news that Graham will not be too far behind them will make a massive difference to Jackett's plans.

The youngster's ability on the ball suggested that he had the potential to be one of the most destructive players in the Championship. And he backed up that ability of giving opposing full-backs nightmares by contributing five assists, which only James Henry - who made 28 more appearances than Graham - was able to better.

And had he been out until the busy Christmas period, Jackett may have felt compelled to use the transfer market to find a short-term option. However, with the former Aston Villa man hoping to be back shortly after the start of the season, the manager may be able to concentrate his attention on improving other areas of the squad. 

Wolves' Jordan Graham (2nd left) celebrates with teammates after Brighton & Hove Albion's Connor Goldson scored an own goal for their first

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