Pedro Neto is not ahead of schedule in his recovery from an ankle injury, but the Wolves winger is making good progress.
That is according to journalist Liam Keen, who was speaking about the 22-year-old on the latest Express & Star podcast.
Neto has been sidelined for over two months now.
The star picked up his injury in the 2-0 defeat to West Ham United at the start of October, which is the result that ultimately cost Bruno Lage his job.
Prior to his setback, Neto had been in a really poor form for Wolves.
He struggled in most of the games he played, which came as a surprise to a lot of people. That’s because Neto looked like one of the sharpest players in pre-season.
But Wolves haven’t been much better without him.
But it doesn’t look like Neto will be back any time soon.
Keen said: “I think the suggestion was that he might be ahead of schedule or something like that, but I can confirm that he’s not training or anything. He’s not on the grass, obviously out there and continuing his rehab from the ankle injury, but he’s not ahead of schedule as it stands, but he’s making good progress. He definitely won’t be back for the games coming up.”
It means Julen Lopetegui will need to put his faith in the likes of Daniel Podence, Hwang Hee-chan, Goncalo Guedes and Adama Traore.
Wolves need Pedro Neto back and on form, as Liam Keen provides update on winger
It is unclear when exactly Neto will return. But he did undergo surgery on his ankle so it perhaps no surprise that he isn’t yet able to get back on the grass.
His setback was a real shame for him.
He did not start the new season well, and he’s had to stew on that. He’ll certainly be frustrated right now, being unable to get back out there.
Wolves need him back and in form as soon as possible.
When he’s at it, Neto is one of the most dangerous players in the Premier League. He’s one of the outright best in the Premier League in the opinion of Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp.
The challenge for Lopetegui is getting him back to the level he was showing in the 2020/21 season before his knee injury, when he was absolutely electric.