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Massive Kightly blow for Wolves
Published : 01 Apr 2009 10:58:44
The 23-year-old suffered the foot injury in Tuesday's behind-closed-doors friendly with Shrewsbury in which goals from Kyel Reid, who scored twice, Marlon Harewood and George Friend gave Wolves a 4-1 victory. Wolves are top of the Championship and closing in on promotion to the Premier League, with Kightly having played a key role in their campaign. Explaining his injury, Kightly told Wolves' website: "I jumped over the goalkeeper and just landed awkwardly when I planted my foot. "It's the sort of challenge you go in for day-in day-out in training or in a game but obviously it just wasn't my day. "The toe has got to be pinned and I will have to have an operation. I am absolutely gutted. "To miss the last six games when we are in the position that we are in is the worst thing that could happen."