Wolverhampton Wanderers are still waiting to discover the full extent of left back George Elokobi’s injury after he was stretchered off at Ipswich Town on Saturday.
The 22-year-old faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines after injuring his left knee in an innocuous incident at Portman Road. Elokobi will have a scan on his knee today to discover how severe the injury is and how long out of the game he will be, and manager Mick McCarthy said everyone was praying the injury wasn’t as bad as first believed.
“We will have to wait and see what it is but it doesn’t look particularly good,” McCarthy said. “It is upsetting for him but you wouldn’t know by his demeanour. He is like a breath of fresh air around the place. He is fantastic.
“It is disappointing for all of us because he has been so good since he arrived.”
Elokobi isn’t the only injury concern for McCarthy ahead of Tuesday's Carling Cup second round tie at Rotherham. Matt Jarvis (hip) and Sylvan Ebanks-Blake (foot) also require treatment but McCarthy said he would still send a full strength side to the Don Valley Stadium as Wolves bid to extend their unbeaten start to the season.
“It is a game we want to win,” he said. “There will be a few changes but it will still be a strong first team squad. “We won’t to win games and this is no different. We have been unbeaten since we lost to Wrexham in an early pre-season game and it is a nice feeling not to be beaten.
“Winning is a lovely feeling and you never get sick of it, whatever game you play. It rubs off and creates a nice atmosphere, not that we haven’t got a nice atmosphere anyway here. What is good all ready is just topped off by a victory.
“You can have a good squad of players and a good football club but if you get beat then nobody gives a stuff about all that. We need to keep winning.”