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Wolves striker Kalajdzic suffers serious knee injury

Soccer Football – Premier League – Wolverhampton Wanderers v Southampton – Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton, Britain – September 3, 2022 Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Sasa Kalajdzic reacts after sustaining an injury Action Images via Reuters/John Clifton

(Reuters) – Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Sasa Kalajdzic sustained a knee ligament injury on his debut for the Premier League club, they said on Sunday.

The Austrian was substituted at halftime of Wolves’ win over Southampton on Saturday.

“Sasa felt a pain in his knee late in the first half… Unfortunately, scans reveal an anterior cruciate injury and he will see a knee specialist tomorrow,” Wolves wrote on their website https://www.wolves.co.uk/news/mens-first-team/20220904-injury-update-kalajdzic-and-jimenez.

Mexico forward Raul Jimenez was withdrawn from the squad before kick-off.

“Raul’s pre-season was interrupted by a knee injury which means that he is still building his resilience,” Wolves said.

“It was felt that his body needed a few more days to recover after he felt a pain in his groin during the warm-up and we did not want to put him at increased risk of injury.”

(Reporting by Anita Kobylinska in Gdansk, editing by Ed Osmond)