Clearly all right-sided midfielders in gold and black shirts have spent the last week walking under ladders, breaking mirrors, opening umbrellas inside and spilling salt.
Flies never dropped quite like this.
The facts remain that Razak Boukari (calf) and Slawomir Peszko (knee ligaments) face a possible six weeks out of action after picking up injuries against Sheffield Wednesday and Crystal Palace.
And Stephen Hunt will be out for much longer with an operation due to repair a damaged hip.
It leaves Stale Solbakken looking at loaning a player from the Premier League even at a time when after Saturday’s trip to Blackburn the hectic schedule finally abates.
“What is annoying and worries me is that we had another injury in the wide area and are now short in that department,” said Solbakken.
“Peszko is not good. His knee ligaments are stretched and unstable he will be out for a while – four to six weeks I think. That is the second game for us that a wide player is injured and that makes us a little bit vulnerable in that area.
“Both of them will be out for a while and that’s not positive for us.”
Wolves head to Ewood Park having seen Palace end their four-match winning sequence in the League.
“It is obviously a disappointment when you are 1-0 ahead at home and feel you should have won the game but you lose it. But this is football.
“Soon we have another game and we have to get back on the horse and try and win the next one. Blackburn is not an easy game but we feel we can get points off anyone and will try to do that,” Solbakken said.
As for the Palace defeat he said: “It was an unnecessary result – I think we were the better team
“We had the most chances but they were very effective and their danger man was a threat to us throughout the game and scored their two goals.
“Wilfried Zaha was the player who made the difference and we struggled a little bit taking care of him.
“We were unlucky and hit the bar at 1-0 and in the first half the keeper had made an outstanding save from Sylvan Ebanks-Blake. When Kevin Doyle hit the bar and they then scored it all turned a little bit although their first goal was offside.”
Solbakken finally saw his side’s defences breached, although he believes Palace were aided by an off-side equaliser.
“You can always find faults and maybe we should have defended better (for the second goal) but the first one was a clear offside,” he said.
“It is frustrating because we should have had one or maybe even three points but we have to take the positives and move on.
“The performance was okay and we have something to build on.
“We should have scored more than one goal and offensively created plenty of chances.”