Just when it seemed that things could not go worse for Wolverhampton Wanderers, then main goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey has been ruled out for up to 9 months after suffering an anterior cruciate ligament injury.

Ever since the sacking of manager Mick McCarthy, Wolves have been on the down.

They are all but relegated from the Premier league after the teams surrounding them in the relegation fight managed to open up a significant six-point gap between them and Wolves. The club appointed first-team coach Terry Connor in place of Mick McCarthy, but the interim manager has been out of his depth.

Now, he has to contend with the major injury blow to one of his best players in the team so far – Wayne Hennessey. The 25-year-old goalkeeper suffered an injury in the match against Sunderland according to the manager.

He also confirmed that Hennessey will be undergoing a surgery shortly. Wolves managed to claim a point against inform Sunderland after drawing the match 0-0.

Even though Hennessey played throughout the match, he was clearly struggling with what appeared to be a major knock. However, it has turned out to be far worse than the medical staff at Wolves were expecting after he has ruptured his anterior cruciate ligaments.

"He just felt his knee during the game. He went to catch a ball right at the end and didn't think too much of it. But he felt slightly worse on Sunday so the medical guys wanted him to have a scan," Terry Connor said after the match.

The point against Sunderland was the first clean sheet Wolves have had since the start of this year, and was against the premier league betting odds. However, Since then, they have just one victory to their credit and are currently bottom of the Premier league table with no hope of survival, as they looked destined for the Championship.