Wolves hopeful over Doyle injury

Doyle, 27, tore his medial ligament during the Republic of

Ireland’s 2-1 win over Macedonia in their Euro 2012 qualifier on

Saturday, and it was confirmed on Monday that he will be out for

between four and eight weeks. If Doyle, signed from Reading for

£6.5million in 2009, is out for eight weeks he will likely

miss the remainder of Wolves’ Premier League campaign as they

desperately attempt to avoid relegation. But Moxey accepts that the

injury is part and parcel of having players good enough to be

considered for their countries. He told BBC Five Live: “We live

with international football, and it is clearly a mixed blessing.

Everyone wants to play for their country and common wisdom says

when they play for their countries their values go up. That’s a

benefit if you are selling club but we are not a club looking to

sell any of it’s players, so that’s no benefit for us. “But players

run the risk of getting injured. Kevin has got injured, he has a

medial ligament tear, but it’s not as bad as we first thought I’m

pleased to say. “Kevin is a quick healer, he has done it before, we

have started the rehabilitation process so we hope he can be back

sooner rather than later.” Moxey is hopeful that Sylvan

Ebanks-Blake and Steven Fletcher can now step up and score the

goals to keep the Molineux club in the top flight. He continued:

“As one door closes for one player another door of opportunity

opens for another. We have Sylvan Ebanks-Blake and Steven Fletcher

who are good enough to be playing more regularly and have scored

crucial goals in the Premier League campaign. “It gives them an

opportunity to take that spot for themselves. We are not doom and

gloom around Molineux. We are trying to be positive and we hope to

have Kevin back before the end of the season and that he can play a

part in helping us stay in the Premier League.” But Moxey also

revealed that the club will not receive any compensation for

Doyle’s injury. “The answer is we get diddly squat,” he said.

“Unlike England and Scotland the Republic of Ireland don’t offer

insurance or compensation for players who get injured. “FIFA’s

guidelines do not require them to do so. The clubs have to take out

insurance to protect their players if they want to. “Kevin has gone

away, done his best for his country, and was playing well, setting

up the first goal, got injured and we will continue to pay his

wages and get no compensation at all for him.”