This season has been one plagued by injuries for Wolverhampton Wanderers.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re in the academy or part of the first-team set-up, the treatment room has been full for the majority of the campaign.
They have also missed the services of Raul Jimenez who has been absent since November while he recovers from a fractured skull.
The Mexican is nearing a return but there are still plenty of boxes left for him to tick before he makes a full comeback.
It’s unlikely he’ll be available to face Everton on Wednesday but another player that will be absent is Theo Corbeanu.
Speaking in his pre-match press conference, Nuno Santo commented: “He’s not going to be involved. Only the senior players will join the group for Everton.”
The reason for that is because he picked up an injury while playing for the club’s U23 side this week.
It’s not a huge blow for Wolves given his status in the first-team but it will irk Nuno considerably that his already small squad is now missing another player.
It’ll represent a big setback to the player, though.
Corbeanu came off the bench against Tottenham Hotspur last weekend to make his senior debut for the Wolves first-team. In doing so, he became the youngest Canadian to play in the Premier League.
With the Old Gold having nothing but pride to play for during the rest of the season, the youngster may have been in with a chance of securing more minutes as the campaign drew to a close.
It will have been exciting to see what he could do at senior level. After all, the qualities he has at his disposal are mouth-watering.
Speaking earlier this season, U23 boss James Collins said: “He’s athletic, tall, can head it, can defend, can dribble past people and score, he can shoot, he can pass, he’s both footed, he’s got a bit of everything.”
Collins added: “Theo can be anything he wants to be. He’s an outstanding prospect.”
Corbeanu’s chances this term may have been curtailed but it won’t be a great surprise if we see him in the first team on a more regular basis next season.