Wolves journalist Tim Spiers has been giving his views on the injury suffered by Pedro Neto.
The Portuguese midfielder was forced off just past the half-hour mark of their recent game with Fulham with an injury to his kneecap that has already forced him to be out for the rest of the season and undergo surgery, which he noted on social media was a success.
Now the focus is going to be on how much of the start next season he is likely to miss, and speaking on the latest edition of The Molineux View, Spiers sounded rather optimistic when it came to his assessment of things because he felt the way Neto treated the injury himself made it look like things weren’t too bad:
“For a start, he managed to play on for three or four minutes. He was walking; I watched him walk off, he was sat near me in the stands at full time celebrating, he was going mad. It was great, he was up and cheering the lads on when Traore scored his winner.
“So he wouldn’t have felt like he’d broken his kneecap at that time. So what that suggests to me is that the fracture isn’t as bad as it could have been.
“He didn’t have surgery that night or the next day, he travelled back with the team I think, and returned to London a few days later to have surgery. So that bodes well in terms of his recovery, but we are still looking at a sizeable period out. He’s certainly going to miss the Euros and it looks almost certain he’s going to miss the start of the season as well. Rough estimates are six months, which take us to October.”
TIF Thoughts on Tim Spiers’ comments about Pedro Neto’s injury
Hopefully Spiers is right with his optimism around Neto’s injury, because as this season has showed, Wolves aren’t exactly the greatest when it comes to dealing with injuries, especially in the large numbers that they have this season which has played a huge part in their decline based on previous seasons.
So they are going to need him back as soon as possible if they are going to get next season off on the right foot and hopefully take that step forwards rather than taking another step backward.