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Monday 21 November 2011

Stearman to have surgery on broken wrist

Wolves defender faces spell on sidelines after suffering injury against Everton

Richard Stearman broke his wrist after a challenge in the match against Everton

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 (

"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."

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Key Points

  • Defender injured in 2-1 defeat at Everton
  • Stearman taken to nearby hospital for treatment
  • Club unsure about how long player will be out of action