Diego Costa, the former Chelsea star, was stretchered off the pitch in a serious-looking injury during Wolves’ Premier League clash with Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.
The Spanish striker, who left Stamford Bridge in 2017, was taken off on a stretcher in the first half of the match after a challenge from Spurs defender Toby Alderweireld.
Costa, who had only been on the pitch for a few minutes, was seen clutching his right leg in pain and was immediately surrounded by medical staff.
The 32-year-old was given oxygen and was taken off the pitch on a stretcher, with his right leg in a brace.
The injury is a huge blow for Wolves, who are already without star striker Raul Jimenez, who suffered a fractured skull in a clash with Arsenal’s David Luiz earlier this month.
Costa had been signed by Wolves in September as a replacement for Jimenez, and had made three appearances for the club before Sunday’s match.
The injury is also a blow for Costa, who had been hoping to revive his career at Molineux after a difficult few years.
The former Atletico Madrid striker had been frozen out at Chelsea by manager Antonio Conte in 2017 and had spent the last two years in his native Brazil, playing for Flamengo and Palmeiras.
He had been hoping to make an impact in the Premier League with Wolves, but his hopes have been dashed by the injury.
It is not yet known how long Costa will be out for, but it is likely to be a significant period of time.
The injury is a huge blow for Wolves, who are already without star striker Raul Jimenez, and it is a huge setback for Costa, who had been hoping to revive his career in the Premier League.