Ebanks-Blake suffers setback

Wolves striker Sylvan Ebanks-Blake could miss the start of next season after his ankle injury proved worse than first feared.

Last Updated: 10/04/13 at 14:41 Post Comment

Sylvan Ebanks-Blake: Could miss the start of next season because of injury

Sylvan Ebanks-Blake: Could miss the start of next season because of injury

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Ebanks-Blake suffered a broken fibula in Wolves' 3-2 win at Birmingham on 1 April, but he also damaged ankle ligaments which leaves him facing a battle to be fit for pre-season.

"Unfortunately his injury is worse than we first thought," said Wolves boss Dean Saunders.

"He's had one operation but there were a few other complications with the ankle ligaments as well. We don't know how long for definite but he may not be ready for the start of pre-season.

"It's a massive blow for him but we'll have to wait until the end of the season and address that in the summer.

"We need to see what division we're in and see how he recovers."

Head of Wolves' medical department Phil Hayward added: "The damage to Sylvan's ankle was more extensive than the scan first revealed, and as a result surgery was more complicated and he will be out for a longer period of time than initially anticipated."

Ebanks-Blake is Wolves' top scorer this season with 15 goals but is out of contract at the end of the current campaign.

Saunders wants to offer the 27-year-old a new deal but says the club's primary focus is ensuring he makes a full recovery.

"We'll cross that bridge when we come to it but the main thing is Sylvan getting his ankle right," he added.

TEAMtalk Facebook Fan Page

The TEAMtalk fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

think that puts all doubts over Benteke's quality to bed. Can he do it after receiving the ball to feet, in the box, totally unmarked, on a warm, sunny afternoon in Swindon? Oh yes he can! This year is definitely Liverpool's year. YNWA.

rationalmanc
WATCH: Benteke's debut screamer

A

ll very well selling all midfield and strikers but unless we bring anyone in that is better than what we had then it will be a terrible transfer window in my view. Sorted out the defense but our midfield and striker options look very light.

bigo
Spurs Halfway To The Perfect Summer

L

ove it when Jose accuses others of being defensive, cynical and playing to win. If I was Wenger, I'd get that quote laminated and framed - surely the biggest compliment he's ever received from Mourinho. You've got him riled Arsene - you're relevant again!

suarez_blind
Jose rues pitch and weather after defeat

Footer 365

Pep: Schweini not fit for three years

Manchester United's new signing Bastian Schweinsteiger has not been fit for three years, says his former boss Pep Guardiola.

Rio: Stones a 'lunatic' to join Chelsea

Rio Ferdinand says that John Stones would be a 'lunatic' to join Chelsea and sit on their bench.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has 'difficult questions'

Arsenal centre-half Per Mertesacker says manager Arsene Wenger has a lot of "difficult questions" to answer.

Mail Box

There's A Lot Of Anger About TV...

...and how much you have to pay - largely for games you don't actually want to watch. Many of you are forced to go illegal. We also have mails on Chelsea, Angel di Maria and...

Not Just A Friendly. This Had Meaning...

Arsenal fans are very excited about beating Chelsea (don't remind them about last year), while there is criticism for BT and a football fan tired of being screwed by TV...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company