O'Hara faces month out

Midfielder undergoes surgery and will be out until next year

Last Updated: 21/12/11 4:24pm

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Jamie O'Hara was voted Young Player of the Year at his boyhood club Tottenham in 2008

Jamie O'Hara was voted Young Player of the Year at his boyhood club Tottenham in 2008

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Mick McCarthy's hopes of avoiding relegation have been dealt a massive blow after it was revealed that Jamie O'Hara will be out for at least a month.

O'Hara has not featured for the club since their defeat at Manchester United at the beginning of the month with a calf strain.

The 25-year-old has undergone surgery on a double hernia and is expected to be out for between four and six weeks.

But O'Hara could be back for the last three months of the season as the Midlands club face a tough fight to stay in the top-flight.

"Jamie has been complaining of some groin pain for the last couple of months which we have managed conservatively," said the head of Wolves' medical department Steve Kemp.

"We were able to manage it with treatment and he was able to play but it got to a stage where a specialist decided that surgery would be needed.

"The decision was taken to have the surgery and get Jamie at 100 per cent rather than continue to try and manage him through it.

"He's had a double hernia repair which was performed yesterday in Manchester and was successful. We hope he will be back in training within four to six weeks time."

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