Wolves forward Pedro Neto ‘set to be out until February after suffering a setback in his recovery from a fractured kneecap’ in major blow to new boss Bruno Lage
- Wolves forward Pedro Neto is reportedly set to miss the majority of the season
- The 21-year-old has suffered a setback in his recovery from a fractured kneecap
- Neto was due back in October but will now return in February at the earliest
- The Portugual international was Wolves’ top scorer last season with five goals
Wolves forward Pedro Neto is reportedly set to be out of action until February after suffering a setback in his recovery from injury.
The 21-year-old fractured his kneecap against Fulham in April and was scheduled to return in October but The Athletic report that he is now set to miss the majority of the season.
The forward had been working his way back to fitness during pre-season but the report states that he will now return in February at the earliest, which will come as a major blow to new boss Bruno Lage.
Wolves forward Pedro Neto is reportedly set to be out of action until February after suffering a setback in his recovery from injury
Neto was Wolves’ joint top scorer last season with five goals and he also contributed six assists.
The Portugal international was given more goalscoring responsibility in the abscence of Raul Jimenez and his form saw him earn a senior international call-up.
He was also voted as Wolves player of the season by both supporters and his team-mates.
Lage will have been keen to unleash Neto alongside Jimenez and Adama Traore. The club struggled for goals last season with just 36 across the entire campaign.
The 21-year-old had been working his way back to fitness after fracturing his kneecap in April
The news is a major blow for new boss Bruno Lage as he looks to make his team more attacking
Only the bottom four clubs managed fewer goals than Wolves last season and Lage is said to be keen to implement an attacking brand of football.
Wolves are yet to confirm that Neto has suffered an injury set-back, with the club already having a long list of absentees.
Daniel Podence is still sidelined after undergoing groin surgery at the end of the last season while full-back Jonny is recovering from an anterior cruciate ligament injury.
Defenders Willy Boly and Yerson Mosquera are also nursing hamstring injuries.
Wolves were beaten 1-0 by Leicester in their opening game of the season on Saturday and face former boss Nuno Espirito Santo when they host Tottenham on Sunday.
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