On-loan Wolverhampton midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong will miss the rest of the season after he sustained a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.

The injury occurred in the first half of Wolves' 2-1 win over QPR on Saturday when Frimpong, who is on loan at Wolves from Arsenal, was substituted in the 23rd minute.

The 20-year-old made 12 appearances in all competitions for the Gunners this season before his loan spell at Molineux, which included five league starts.

"Emmanuel Frimpong is returning back to Arsenal after it was confirmed he ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in Saturday's Premier League game at QPR," a statement from Wolverhampton read.

"Frimpong, who had been due to stay on loan at Molineux until the end of the season, will now see specialists in London over the next few days before having surgery and starting a program of rehabilitation."