At the end of last week we covered reports from Belgium that Leander Dendoncker was set to miss his country’s match against San Marino.
It had been a good opportunity for the Wolves player, with Roberto Martinez missing several senior options.
The Belgium manager explained at the time: “Leander Dendoncker got a kick and won’t be fit for the game against San Marino. I think we can recover Leander against Scotland next Monday.”
That brought hope and worry for Wolves. The 24 year old playing for his country is always going to be a boost, but the Premier League club wouldn’t want him on the pitch if not completely fit.
Dendoncker trained with the national team at Hampden Park on Sunday evening, ahead of Monday’s match against Scotland. He’s said to have recovered after his ‘painful kick’, and Martinez has declared: “Everyone is fit again.”
However, the article ends by asking: ‘The only question is: how competitive is Dendoncker after a week in which he could barely compete twice?’
The Wolves man will want to impress if he does get on the pitch, and at his club there’s bound to be worry he may be pushed too far. Whilst the initial injury can’t worsen, being a knock, the lack of training presents the potential for a muscle issue.
A match for the Wolves staff to watch through their fingers.