Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Sasa Kalajdzic has provided a positive update on his injury recovery after undergoing surgery last week.

The striker joined Wolves from Stuttgart in the summer, finally making his way to the Premier League after years of being linked with a move.

He arrived at Molineux to provide competition to Raul Jimenez, whose injury issues led to limited playing time last season.

He was immediately thrown into the thick end by Bruno Lage and handed his debut in the home clash with Southampton earlier this month.

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His debut would only last 45 minutes, though, as he picked up an injury in the first half of that game, which was later diagnosed as a cruciate ligament rupture.

He’s since undergone surgery to fix the issue but faces six months on the treatment table recovering from the issue.

That’s a huge blow for Wolves and the player, who also ruptured his cruciate ligament in 2019/20 and spent 263 days out of action.

This injury is likely to see him miss even more time, but he insists he is planning on being back much sooner than expected.

“I was operated on last Wednesday in London, everything went really well, the doctors are extremely satisfied,” he told Krone.

“But of course I’m still taking painkillers and also medication against my swelling.

“At first, I thought that I hadn’t torn my cruciate ligament, but that it was just overstretched – that was a shock.

“With Stuttgart, the comeback took ten months, now I want to be back faster the second time. I’m staying positive because, to put it bluntly, I have no other choice.

“The club paid a lot of money for me and I’m certainly not here for a short-term project.”