Steve Sidwell has wished a speedy recovery for Wolves Adlene Guedioura, who broke a leg in a challenge with the Aston Villa midfielder on Sunday.
Guedioura suffered a fractured tibia near the end of Villa's 2-1 win at Molineux on Sunday and is expected to be out for four to six months.
In a statement on Aston Villa's official website, Sidwell stressed there was no malice in the challenge.
No malice: Adlene Guedioura is treated by Wolves medical staff after sustaining a broken leg in a challenge with Steve Sidwell
'I wish Adlene well and I hope he makes a quick and full recovery,' said Sidwell.
'Obviously, I went in to play the ball with no malice whatsoever.
'My intent was purely to play the ball and I'd just like to say again that I wish him all the best in his recovery.'
Midfield man: Steve Sidwell, seen here challenging Blackburn Rovers' Steven Nzonzi, says Guedioura's injury was purely accidental
The Algherian midfielder, who has made 20 appearances for Wolves since joining from Charleroi in January, has been boosted by the news that the break is not as bad as first feared.
"It is going to be a lengthy absence, but on the plus side theconsultant has told us that it's an uncomplicated fracture,' saidWolves physio Steve Kemp.
'In these situations, that's as good as it gets.'
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