Robert Koren is an early doubt for Friday night’s home game against Bristol City after the midfielder limped off during the opening half-hour of Tuesday’s defeat at Wolves.
The Slovenian had to be replaced after picking up a calf problem and manager Steve Bruce admitted he is now a doubt to face the Robins.
“He’s got a calf and so all of that planning of keeping him fresh for the game went out of the window,” said Bruce.
“He nicked a calf muscle which is unfortunate and so we’ll have to see how he is, but I would say he is a doubt for Friday.”
Happily, no other injuries were picked up against Wolves and in more positive news, Paul McShane made a surprise return to the squad at Molineux after recovering from ankle ligament damage.
The Republic of Ireland international defender had been expected to miss the rest of the season after damaging his ligaments a month ago, but recovered to take a place on the bench on Tuesday night.
“Paul’s done everything in training for the past week,” added Bruce.
“It’s typical Paul really, he wanted to do everything he could to be involved. When he got the injury five weeks ago, we thought that was going to be it for the season, but he’s made a fantastic recovery.
“He might have a part to play.”