Wolves journalist Tim Spiers has been sharing some news concerning the current fitness of Old Gold goalkeeper Rui Patricio.
This comes after Spiers recently co-hosted the latest episode of The Athletic’s Wolves-themed podcast The Molineux View, where he discussed a number of topics concerning the Midlands club.
On the subject of Patricio and whether or not he would be available to play in Wolves’ upcoming Premier League match against West Ham United after sustaining a head injury in their previous league game against Liverpool, Spiers had this to say on the matter. (42.38)
He said: “I’m told it’s unknown at this stage whether he’ll be available, obviously didn’t go away with Portugal during the international break.
“It will have been three weeks since the Liverpool game when he suffered that awful knock once the West Ham game kicks off, so you’d hope that he would have passed the necessary concussion tests and should be okay, but at the moment, [it’s] unknown whether he’ll play a part.”
Since arriving at Molineux, the 33-year-old, who is currently valued at £9 million, has made 119 appearances for Wolves across all competitions in which he has managed to keep 35 clean sheets and concede 138 goals along the way (per Transfermarkt).
TIF Thoughts on Tim Spiers’ comments on Patricio…
Given how Patricio played every single minute of Premier League action for Wolves so far this season prior to him picking up this head injury against Liverpool, this shows just how important he has been for the team.
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However, with the 33-year-old having conceded 38 goals so far this season, more than the likes of Burnley and Brighton & Hove Albion, perhaps some time out of the team could be beneficial for the team.