Molineux forward face spell on sidelines with injury picked up on international duty.
Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Kevin Doyle will miss the next four to eight weeks of Premier League action dealing a massive blow to his side’s survival chances.
The Republic Of Ireland hit-man tore a knee ligament in his county’s 2-1 defeat of Macedonia in a Euro 2012 qualifier.
Rehabilitation times vary with this injury so he could still feature this season if he recovers inside the eight-week time frame.
But the news will be a huge dent in manager Mick McCarthy’s plan to avoid relegation. Wolves are currently 18th but level with West Ham on points with eight games to go.
Doyle returned to the Compton training ground today and will start his recovery straight away.
“The scan has confirmed that Kevin has torn his MCL (Medial Collateral Ligament),” said head of Wolves Medical Department Steve Kemp to the club’s website.
“We will be working with Kevin to get him back as quickly as the injury allows but the likely time span is anywhere between four and eight weeks.”