Steve Bruce will hope he only misses one game, but with misfortune comes an opportunity for another – with either Paul Dummett or Federico Fernandez ready to step in and take Schar’s place.
Dummett was dropped after the disastrous 5-0 defeat to Leicester City in which the Welsh defender scored an own goal and was horribly exposed at left-back – as for some reason Steve Bruce tried a new formation away to a very slick team.
Dummett was poor, but no more so than any of the others out there, yet he was dropped for Ciaran Clark for the Manchester United game, and Clark performed well, meaning he also started in the 1-0 defeat to Chelsea.
This injury to Schar could allow Dummett to come back into the side as the left-centre-back of the back three.
What also may see Fernandez picked is that both Dummett and Clark are left footed and might not be comfortable on the right – while Lascelles lacks the mobility to play anywhere other than in the centre.
This may mean that it is indeed Fernandez who starts against Wolves and not Dummett.
Either way, whoever starts has a fantastic opportunity to show why they should be in the side.
Schar’s injury has granted Fernandez and Dummett a chance, and it is up to them to make the most of it.