Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Saša Kalajdžić struggled for regular game time in the first half of the season and that convinced him to leave for Eintracht Frankfurt on a loan deal in the winter market.

The Austria international sustained a knee injury in Eintracht Frankfurt’s 3-3 draw against SC Freiburg at the weekend. On Monday, the Bundesliga side confirmed he’s suffered a ‘rupture of cruciate and lateral ligaments’ in his right knee.

This is the third serious setback suffered of his career and it’ll force the Wolves owned player to miss the rest of the season. Austrian newspaper Kronen Zeitung states the Euros are obviously also ruled out for the 26-year-old.

Two of the injuries were to the left knee and the latest one is the right.

Wolves took Kalajdžić from VfB Stuttgart in 2022 and he suffered his second serious knee injury on his debut for the Premier League side.

Physio Daniel Brand accompanied the frontman during his recovery from the previous two injuries and he’s now insisted that he can return, also explaining specific rehabilitation aspects.

In addition, Brand diluted any concerns that Wolves rushed him back too quickly last time.

“I wouldn’t say that he can’t come back to the top level. He’s a mentality monster,” he said.

“The lever ratios for sufficient stability of the joints are an extreme challenge due to its size. In rehab, the focus is on the automatic processes in order to regain the interaction between the brain and the knee.

“The knee should be on autopilot, is allowed Not being the ‘centre’ in training and games. Before the injury he had fulfilled all the physical levels and didn’t return to the pitch too early in England.”