The Wolves defender is expected to be absent for a number of months due to injury.

Wolves released an update on the injury status of defender Willy Boly on Wednesday, with the statement on their official website informing fans he is set to miss a number of months due to a fractured leg.

Boly underwent surgery this week to treat the problem and will spend an initial six weeks in a protective boot.

Head of Medical Phil Hayward explained: “Willy had surgery in London this morning to repair the bone with a small metal plate and screws.

“The procedure went as planned with no complications and he will now return to Compton to begin the early stages of his rehabilitation.

“Willy will be in a boot for the first six weeks, working hard to maintain fitness and muscle bulk in the leg before progressing to more functional activities.”

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The injury was suffered in training last week and given his importance to Wolves it’s a bitter blow to their hopes and ambitions this season.

The 28-year-old has been a commanding presence as part of the team’s defensive line, both in the Premier League and the Europa League.

Reports indicate that Wolves are so worried about his absence that they are already looking to strengthen their options in the upcoming January transfer window.

The defender has become a real fans favourite, with plenty admiring both his ability and his attitude when it comes to turning out for Wolves.

The only match in which Wolves have lost heavily this season, against Chelsea, came when Boly was suspended. Obviously he wasn’t the only reason for that, there were other factors, but it does highlight how consistent he has been otherwise.

No surprise then that fans are pretty sad to hear of this latest update, with some feeling like Wolves could fare badly over the comings weeks and months without him.

These supporters have taken to Twitter over the last 24 hours to share their thoughts…

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