Wolverhampton Wanderers will be without star winger Pedro Neto until at least after the upcoming international break due to a hamstring injury.
The setback occurred during Wolves’ recent 2-2 draw with Newcastle United. The 22-year-old left Molineux on crutches, prompting concern from fans.
When questioned about when Neto will be back, Wolves manager Gary O’Neil did not want to provide a precise estimate.
O’Neil said (via The Athletic): “He won’t be available this weekend or next weekend, and then we’ll go into the international break and see how he’s healing.
“I don’t want to put too much focus on it. He’s been incredible this season, but there are a lot of other players in a really good space, so we need to keep pushing, keep the momentum going and make sure when Pedro comes back we’re still in a good spot.”
Neto has been in stellar form for Wolves this season, bagging seven assists and one goal in just ten Premier League appearances. He leads the league in assists and will be a massive miss for his club.
Wolves are currently on an unbeaten streak of five games and face United tomorrow before hosting Tottenham Hotspur in their upcoming fixtures before the international break.
Neto may return in their Premier League clash against Fulham at the end of November.
Wolves must navigate their matches without their influential winger and maintain their impressive form in the Premier League.
Neto’s injury woes have not deterred the interest of Premier League giants Arsenal, who are reportedly keeping a close eye on the young Portuguese winger.
They have had a long-term interest in the rapid attacker and could swoop for him in January or next summer if he stays fit.
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