Monday 21 November 2011
Wolverhampton Wanderers' defender Richard Stearman will have surgery on the wrist he broke in Saturday's 2-1 defeat at Everton.
Stearman suffered the injury after falling awkwardly following an aerial challenge with Everton's Tim Cahill.
"It was really disappointing for us to lose Stears [Stearman] on Saturday and, more importantly, disappointing for him," Wolves boss Mick McCarthy told the club's official website (www.wolves.co.uk).
"He's going in to have the operation on Monday where he'll have a plate inserted and we'll know more after the surgery."
Steve Kemp, head of Wolves' medical department, added: "As everyone saw, Richard suffered a fractured radius in the game and was immediately taken to hospital in Aintree for treatment where the fracture was reduced.
"He is going up to be reviewed again by a top surgeon in the North West and then undergo an operation where he will have a plate inserted.
"Clearly he will face a spell on the sidelines but we will have more of an idea of how long after the surgery."