Hunt heading back to specialist

Wolves winger still struggling with groin complaint

Stephen Hunt: Wolves are hoping medical tests will rule out the need for surgery

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Wolves winger Stephen Hunt is to pay a second visit to a specialist in an effort to get to the bottom on a nagging groin complaint.

The Republic of Ireland international has been unable to shake off a problem that has been affecting him for several weeks.

Things came to a head on Tuesday when he was forced to pull out of training, and Wolves are keen to seek further medical advice as a result.

It is possible that the 30-year-old will require surgery, forcing him onto the sidelines for a prolonged period of time.

Wolves boss Terry Connor is hoping that will not be the case, with Jamie O'Hara and Jody Craddock having already been ruled out for the remainder of the season.

General consensus

He is, however, aware that the relegation-threatened club cannot expect Hunt to play through the pain barrier.

Connor said: "Stephen pulled out of training (on Tuesday) and he's seeing a specialist. It's the ongoing stuff with his groin.

"He felt it in training on Monday and, although he trained on Tuesday, the general consensus was that he should get it looked at.

"We feel the best thing is for the doctors to take another look and see if they can get to the root of the problem.

"I don't know if he will need surgery or not but it's clear something is still bothering him. Rather than keeping going, the best thing is to seek another medical opinion."