Wolves defender Ronald Zubar will miss the remainder of the season because of a back injury.
The 25-year-old, signed from Marseille in 2009, has undergone surgery on the injury, which had been troubling him in recent weeks.
Wolves boss Mick McCarthy told his club's official website, www.wolves.co.uk: "Zubes has had his operation on his back and he's out for the season."
McCarthy, whose team improved their hopes of avoiding relegation from the Barclays Premier League with victory at Aston Villa on Saturday, continued: "Ronald's been an important player for us and it's a blow, but we can't do anything about it. His performances have been fantastic."
Zubar's last appearance was in the 4-0 defeat of Blackpool on February 26.
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