MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 29: Wolverhampton Wanderers keeper Wayne Hennessey shows his dejection after being beaten for the second goal by Aleksandar Kolarov of Manchester City during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Etihad Stadium on October 29, 2011 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Just when Wolves showed the smallest flicker of life, holding Sunderland to a nil-nil draw at the Stadium of Light, they are hit with this news:
Wolves goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey has been ruled out of action for the rest of the season with a torn cruciate ligament.
Hennessey is set to be sidelined for three to four months although the bulk of that time will be taken up with the close season.
But the Wales number one will be unavailable for bottom-placed Wolves' final four games in their uphill battle to stave off relegation from the Premier League...
Dorus de Vries, signed last summer from Swansea as a replacement for Hahnemann, is poised to make his league debut in Sunday's home clash with title-chasing Manchester City.
I was already all-in on Manchester City players this weekend (using Aston Villa two-gamers to enable the purchases of Tevez, Silva, Aguero and Lescott), but this could be a real gut-punch for Wolves.
What's really sad is that Hennessey is cheaper than De Vries, and given the choice, I think fantasy managers would still choose the Welshman.