Wolves journalist Liam Keen has given his thoughts on the injury situation surrounding midfielder Pedro Neto.
The 21-year-old Portuguese midfielder has been out of action since April when he suffered an injury against Fulham during a season that was very productive for him, as he had racked up five goals and six assists during the 2020/21 campaign.
Speaking on the latest edition of the E&S Wolves podcast, Keen discussed the latest on Neto’s injury and provided a timescale for when he could possibly be back in action, hinting that he might not be fully up to speed until well after the turn of the year:
“It could be a very big six weeks for him. And we could be looking in February with a player who’s back and starting again, hopefully.
“And of course, he’ll most likely be on the bench to start with after an injury like that, you’d imagine. And then he comes back in and gets a few minutes here and there, works his way up and hopefully stays fit. As you say, this is the most important time and this is what all the work is for. If he can come in and be ready, he can be a massive asset.”
TIF Thoughts on Liam Keen’s comments on Pedro Neto at Wolves…
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Neto’s injury certainly was a devastating one, especially when you consider that he was on course to better his production output from the season before and was the club’s most productive player during the campaign, even with the time that he missed with injuries.
And given his age, it is certainly wise of Wolves to make sure that they are handling the situation delicately and are not rushing him back. The last thing that they want to do is bring him back before he’s ready, aggravate the injury and then have it affect him for the majority of his career.
Seeing as Wolves are in a pretty decent position right now, sitting eighth in the Premier League table, there shouldn’t really be any need to rush him back as there’s no real danger of anything bad happening to them, while they’ve managed to get this far without him, so it’s not as if they are extremely desperate for his return to the side.