Donegal's Ryan Rainey on the road to recovery after operation

Wolverhampton Wanderers player has surgery on leg injury

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Donegal's Ryan Rainey on the road to recovery after operation

Ryan Rainey gives a thumbs up on Instagram after his operation in London.

Donegal's Ryan Rainey took to social media on Tuesday after undergoing an operation on a thigh injury.

The Wolverhampton Wanderers player had surgery to repair a damaged quad in a London hospital.

He posted on Instagram shortly after the operation: "surgery complete & all good - been so frustrating but hopefully be back playing again soon."

The Letterkenny man, who turned 20 earlier this month, agreed a new two-year deal with Wolves earlier this year.

Formerly of Bonagee United, Ryan plays in midfield with the Wolves Reserve team, but has trained with the first team and played in a behind-closed-doors friendly against Liverpool.

However, he has been hampered by injury and missed three months, only to break down again in his first game back.

His injury also forced his withdrawl from the Republic of Ireland U21 squad following his recent call-up for a special five-day training camp in Spain.

Rainey will be hoping to return to action before too long. In the meantime, he starts his recovery and if there's one plus side to his current absence from the Wolves colours, it's that he'll get to spend Christmas at home with family and friends in Letterkenny.