Wolves manager Terry Connor admits midfielder Karl Henry's absence through injury for three to four weeks is a "big blow" in their battle for Barclays Premier League survival.
Henry suffered a hamstring strain during the first half of Sunday's 5-0 setback against Fulham at Craven Cottage which pushed them back into the bottom three on goal difference.
A scan has confirmed Henry could be out until the start of April although the club are hoping, if making a quickfire recovery, that he may be available for the clash with Norwich on March 24.
Connor said: "Karl is a very important player for us. He has been here five or six years and doesn't miss many games for us.
"He will be a big miss wile he is out injured because he brings some defensive stability to our midfield and we haven't got many people of that ilk.
"But the scan has shown up a hamstring strain and he is expected to be out for three to four weeks."
With on loan Emmanuel Frimpong out for the rest of the season and Dave Edwards currently sidelined with a knee injury, Connor has limited options in midfield.
The only other holding midfielder is January signing, Eggert Jonsson, but he looked out of his depth in his only appearance to date against Liverpool during a 3-0 defeat.
As a result Connor has recalled youngster David Davis from a loan spell at League One side Chesterfield as cover.
Henry had only just returned to the side after serving a three match ban for his red card against Aston Villa after kicking out at winger Marc Albrighton.
Davis has made 11 appearances on loan at Chesterfield and helped them reach the Johnstone's Paint Trophy final. He previously had a loan spell at Inverness.