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Tuesday 06 March 2012

Henry injury prompts Davis recall

Hamstring strain rules experienced midfielder out for up to four weeks

Karl Henry has made 24 Barclays Premier League appearances for Wolves this season

Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Karl Henry is facing up to four weeks on the sidelines with a hamstring strain - prompting the club to recall on-loan David Davis from Chesterfield.

Henry was forced off in the early stages of the 5-0 defeat by Fulham on Sunday and a scan has confirmed damage to his hamstring.

Wolves are hopeful that the 29-year-old could return for the Barclays Premier League visit to Norwich on March 24th.

"We've watched David at Chesterfield this season, where he has done very well"
- Terry Connor

Davis, 21, has made nine appearances since joining League One Chesterfield on loan in January - including helping them to the Johnstone Paint Trophy final against Swindon at Wembley on March 25th.

Wolves boss Terry Connor told the club's website: "Karl has had the scan which has shown up a hamstring strain, and he is expected to be out for three to four weeks.

"As a result of his injury, and also Dave Edwards being unavailable at Fulham [through injury], we have decided to recall David Davis from his loan spell at Chesterfield.

"It gives us another option given the injuries and we've had David watched closely at both Inverness and Chesterfield this season where he has done very well."

Davis, who made his senior debut for Wolves as a substitute in the 4-0 Carling Cup win at Northampton in August, joined with the Wanderers first team for training on Tuesday.

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Key Points

  • Hamstring injury rules midfielder Karl Henry out for three to four weeks
  • Club recall midfielder David Davis from loan spell at Chesterfield
  • Wolves battling for points to move out of Barclays Premier League drop zone