Kalajdzic sustains ACL injury on debut for Wolverhampton

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WOLVERHAMPTON, England (AP) — Austria striker Sasa Kalajdzic sustained an anterior cruciate ligament injury on his debut for Wolverhampton, the Premier League club said Sunday, and is set for a long spell out.

Wolves said Kalajdzic felt pain in his knee at the end of the first half of the 1-0 victory over Southampton on Saturday and was substituted at halftime.

“Unfortunately, scans reveal an anterior cruciate injury and he will see a knee specialist tomorrow," Wolves said. “We now need to support Sasa in his recovery."

The 25-year-old Kalajdzic, a 6-foot-7 (2 meters) striker, was signed to add some much-needed depth and variety to Wolverhampton's attack. The team has scored just three goals in six games — tied for the fewest in the league.


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