Wolves striker Kevin Doyle could miss rest of the season
Striker Kevin Doyle ruled out for between "four and eight" weeks with torn knee ligament, club reveal
Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Kevin Doyle could miss the rest of the season after tearing a knee ligament while on international duty.
The 27-year-old suffered the injury during the Republic of Ireland’s 2-1 victory over Macedonia in their Euro 2012 qualifier in Dublin on Saturday.
Wolves confirmed that Doyle is expected to be sidelined for between four and eight weeks with a torn medial knee ligament, effectively ending his participation in the 18th-placed club’s relegation battle.
“The scan has confirmed that Kevin has torn his Medial Collateral Ligament,” said Steve Kemp, head of Wolves’ medical department on the club’s website.
Kemp added: “We will be working with Kevin to get him back as quickly as the injury allows but the likely timespan is anywhere between four and eight weeks.”
Wolves defender Christophe Berra admits losing the striker is a blow to the club’s survival hopes but believes Mick McCarthy’s men will find goals elsewhere.
“It’s a massive blow for us, he’s a top player, he does a great job for us up front,” said Berra.
“But we’ve got good strikers on the bench in Sylvan Ebanks-Blake and Steven Fletcher, who have come in this season and done well and scored goals for us. So we won’t be getting down about that, we’ll move on.”