Edwards eyes rapid return

Wales international David Edwards hopes his injury problems are finally behind him after being forced to endure ankle surgery.

Edwards is one of three Wolves players – Michael Kightly and Andy Keogh are the others – to have been sidelined with ankle problems recently.

Edwards, who should be fit by the end of next month, said:"It would be nice to be available again and maybe the three of us could come back and refresh things a little bit if needed.

"But I've seen how hard it was to get in the team before so I'm under no illusions about getting back in again.

"Myself and Michael Kightly have had exactly the same operation, which is strange.

"The physio said he's only seen one previous one in all his time in the game, but he's now seen three in the last couple of months. It's not ideal they've all come at once and it's just freakish.

"The injury came at a particularly bad time because I'd had a run in the team for maybe ten or 11 games. Looking back, I'm lucky that it wasn't a lot worse and, if there's a positive, at least it wasn't my knee which would have caused far more problems.

"I managed to hobble back to the touchline for the last few minutes. I could hear some cheering from the dressing rooms so I got some crutches to watch the rest of the game."

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