Hamstring trouble for Rosa
By Robin Hackett
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Wolves' Hungarian midfielder Denes Rosa has strained his hamstring in a friendly.
Wolves' Hungary international Denes Rosa has strained his hamstring in a behind-closed-doors friendly.
Former boss Glenn Hoddle signed the 29-year-old former Ferencvaros midfielder at the end of 2005 after a trial period and, despite Rosa struggling with a groin injury that limited him to just six starts, the former England boss handed the player a new three-year deal in May this year.
He has again struggled with injuries this term, however, with groin and knee problems limiting him to just 87 minutes of first-team football.
But after scoring the second goal in his side's 2-1 friendly victory over Macclesfield, it appeared that he was on the road to recovery, yet during the match he again broke down and was forced to limp from the field.
He will join fellow Hungarian Gabor Gyepes on the sidelines at Molineux, who is still recovering from surgery on his cruciate ligament.
Meanwhile, manager Mick McCarthy has cut short Middlesbrough defender David Wheater's two-month loan spell.
The 19-year-old managed to play just one game for Wolves, and McCarthy feels that there is no sense in holding onto the player if he cannot offer him first-team football.
"David Wheater is going back - he is not playing in the first team, which was the reason he came down," he said.
"It is never guaranteed, of course, but he has not been able to get in.
"If he is only going to be playing in the reserves and training, he might as well do it up there."