Cookies on

The Premier League website employs cookies to improve your user experience. We have updated our cookie policy to reflect changes in the law on cookies and tracking technologies used on websites. If you continue on this website, you will be providing your consent to our use of cookies. Find out more.

Wednesday 18 April 2012

Wolves keeper Hennessey out for six months

Welsh goalkeeper suffers ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in Sunderland match

Wolves goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey made his debut for the club in 2007

Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey has been ruled out for six months with the knee injury he picked up against Sunderland at the weekend.

Hennessey had tests on the injury on Tuesday with the results confirming that he has ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament.

The 25-year-old is having surgery on the injury on Wednesday and it is expected that he will not play again until the autumn.

"Our worst fears have been realised"
- Steve Kemp

"Our worst fears have been realised," Wolves Head of Medical Services Steve Kemp told the club's official website. "Wayne has ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament. He will be out for around six months."

The injury news is a blow for Wolves, who are currently battling for Barclays Premier League survival.

Hennessey had made 58 consecutive League appearances since taking over from Marcus Hahnemann in November 2010.

Dorus de Vries is poised to make his League debut in Hennessey's place in Sunday’s home clash against title-chasing Manchester City.

Share this page

Key Points

  • Wayne Hennessey ruled out for six months
  • Wolves goalkeeper ruptured his knee ligament against Sunderland on Saturday
  • Hennessey is having surgery on Wednesday