London - Wolves defender Willy Boly will be sidelined until next year after undergoing surgery on his fractured leg on Wednesday.
Boly, 28, suffered the injury in training on Saturday and the Ivory Coast international is expected to be out for several months.
Head of medical Phil Hayward told Wolves' website: "Willy had surgery in London this morning to repair the bone with a small metal plate and screws.
"The procedure went as planned with no complications and he will now return to Compton to begin the early stages of his rehabilitation.
"Willy will be in a boot for the first six weeks, working hard to maintain fitness and muscle bulk in the leg before progressing to more functional activities.
"In terms of time scales, a lot depends on how he progresses in the first few weeks and how well the fracture heals."
Boly joined the Premier League club from Porto, initially on loan, in 2017 before completing a permanent move last year.
He had played in 16 of Wolves' 20 games this term.