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Jose Sa says wrist injury is better now, following heroics for Wolves against Forest

Wolves goalkeeper Jose Sa said after the win over Nottingham Forest that his wrist injury is better now.

The 29-year-old came in clutch for Wolves on Saturday at Molineux.

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Sa was on hand to save Brennan Johnson’s penalty to keep Wolves 1-0 entering into the final stages of the game.

It hasn’t been the best of starts in 2022/23 for Sa.

Compared to the very high standards he set last season, he has been few levels below so far this term.

But he really bailed Wolves out on Saturday, saving from Johnson after Ruben Neves had put Wolves ahead.

It’s now two penalty saves from two faced for Sa, which is very encouraging. Especially since he didn’t save a single one in his first season.

Before the game with Forest it was revealed that the goalkeeper has actually been carrying an injury this season.

The former Olympiacos man had a fractured wrist, which may have sidelined a lot of other players.

But Sa hasn’t missed a single minute in the Premier League so far, revealing he’s been on painkillers. He said (via Express & Star): “Now it’s better. But after I did it against Fulham we played Tottenham and it was difficult.

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“But this is our life – we have to be like warriors to help the team.

“Yes it hurt and yes I needed painkillers. Sometimes it still hurts. But I came out for a punch immediately after the penalty and used my right fist and it was okay.

“It was painful before. But it was an important time for the team and that’s why I took the decision to continue.”

Sa’s heroics against Forest earned him a place in BBC pundit Garth Crooks’ latest Team of the Week.

Jose Sa’s desire is commendable, following news he has been playing on painkillers for a wrist injury

Sa playing through the pain barrier shows his commitment to the cause.

He is clearly determined to help Wolves get out of their current predicament and climb the Premier League table.

Matija Sarkic may perhaps feel slightly disappointed he has not been able to get any minutes while Sa has been carrying this issue.

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But clearly Sa, who cost Wolves a little under £7 million, had been deemed fit enough to continue.

It seems he is now over the injury and hopefully we can see him return to the kind of form he was showing regularly last season.