Wolves to assess Doyle injury

Wolves will discover today if striker Kevin Doyle will miss the start of the season when their medical staff assess his knee injury after he was released from international duty by the Republic of Ireland.

Wolves will discover today if striker Kevin Doyle will miss the start of the season when their medical staff assess his knee injury after he was released from international duty by the Republic of Ireland.

Republic boss Giovanni Trapattoni yesterday admitted that Doyle could be struggling to be fit for the resumption of the Euro 2012 qualification campaign next month.

But of more pressing concern for Wolves boss Mick McCarthy is finding out whether Doyle will face another spell on the sidelines.

The 27-year-old was ruled out for nearly two months in March with a knee ligament problem suffered playing for his country against Macedonia.

Doyle returned for the penultimate game of Wolves' battle for Barclays Premier League survival at Sunderland.

But he suffered a reaction to the injury and missed the finale against Blackburn as well as Ireland's trio of summer matches.

Steven Fletcher and Sylvan Ebanks-Blake will be in contention to replace Doyle at Blackburn this weekend should he be out of action.

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