Hwang Hee-chan injury: Gary O’Neil issues update before Wolves play Newcastle United | Football

Hwang Hee-chan has been ruled out of Wolves’ clash with Newcastle United (Getty)

Hwang Hee-chan has been ruled out of Wolves’ Premier League clash against Newcastle United this Saturday.

The South Korea international was forced off with a hamstring injury in the second half of Wolves’ 1-0 win over Brighton in the FA Cup fifth round on Wednesday evening.

Hwang also suffered a knee injury during the warm-up prior to Wolves’ 1-0 win over Sheffield United last weekend but managed to start the game and play for 85 minutes.

However, he lasted less than an hour of Wolves’ FA Cup fifth-round tie on Wednesday and Gary O’Neil admits he is now unable to put a timescale on the 28-year-old’s return.

‘Hee-chan won’t make the weekend and there will be more assessments after the weekend,’ O’Neil said on Friday.

Hwang Hee-Chan of Wolverhampton Wanderers leaves the field

Hwang Hee-chan was forced off during Wolves’ win over Brighton in the FA Cup due to a hamstring injury (Shutterstock)

‘For now, he’s been ruled out, which is disappointing.

‘I knew there were some players that were a risk for the midweek cup game but Channy was feeling fine before. All his recovery had gone well so we felt he was able to go again.

‘Obviously things like that can happen. It’s disappointing we’ve lost Channy because we know how important he can be to us.’

Wehen asked if Wolves have a timescale for Hwang’s return, O’Neil replied: ‘No, we don’t.

‘They were just trying to figure out if we could use him for this weekend firstly.

‘He’ll get some more results after the weekend and we’ll know a bit more. Hopefully it’s not too long, but lets see.’

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