Wolverhampton Wanderers’ first pre-season match of the summer is just around the corner, but it comes too soon for Pedro Neto.
The winger is still working his way back from the broken knee cap he suffered towards the end of last season.
It was a bitter blow for Neto, who likely would have earned a PFA Young Player of the Season nomination, and a place in Fernando Santos’ Portugal squad for Euro 2020.
The problem ruled him out of Wolves’ final seven Premier League games.
There hasn’t really been any updates about Neto’s progress from the club.
There have been a few pictures of him, following the players’ return to pre-season.
But there has been no word on when he’ll be back.
The Athletic said recently that Neto would be out until around October time.
Neto being out until then potential gives new signing Francisco Trincao an early chance to shine at Molineux.
The winger, who is a childhood friend of Neto, joined the club on loan from Barcelona and could be a fantastic addition.
Neto will be itching to play with him again, but for the time being he’ll have to make do with gym work and rehab.
Neto took to Instagram yesterday to upload some new pictures of his progress, along with the caption ‘Focus’.
Lots of Wolves fans commented there support, and Conor Coady had a rather cheeky response: