Guedioura out for up to six months

The Algerian sustained the injury in the closing stages of the 2-1

loss following a challenge from Villa midfielder Steve Sidwell.

“It’s desperately disappointing news both for Adlene and the club,”

said Wolves boss Mick McCarthy. Guedioura was carried off on a

stretcher and further assessment this morning has revealed the

severity of the injury with the club expecting him to be out of

action for between four and six months. “It is going to be a

lengthy absence but on the plus side the consultant has told us

it’s an uncomplicated fracture,” Steve Kemp, Head of Wolves’

medical department, told the club’s official website. “In these

situations that’s as good as it gets. “Adlene will be in a full leg

non weight-bearing cast for four weeks before progressing to a

partial weight-bearing cast after that.” Guedioura joined Wolves on

a permanent basis in the summer following a successful spell on

loan from Charleroi. This season he started both Carling Cup

victories while coming off the bench in four of the six Premier

League fixtures played so far.