Julen Lopetegui provided an update on Wolves star Pedro Neto in his press conference yesterday.
The winger has not featured for Wolves since the game against West Ham United back in October.
Neto sustained ankle ligament damage, in what proved to be Bruno Lage’s final game in charge.
That was a huge blow for Neto, who had endured a pretty poor start to the 2022/23 season.
Neto came into the new season having looked really sharp in pre-season. But things just didn’t come off for him, and he struggled to make the kind of impact Wolves fans know he can.
It’ll have been a frustration for him being unable to play and turn things around.
And it doesn’t look as though his return will come particularly soon.
Lopetegui said yesterday (via Express & Star): “I don’t know how long but I hope he is fit as soon as possible because he is a very good player and very important player for us. I think now he has to wait.
“We have to wait for him because he has had surgery and I think maybe one month more before he starts working. When you are out for three months, then you have to work for maybe one month more to be fit.”
Pedro Neto seemingly set for February return for Wolves
From these comments, it looks as though Neto will be back playing again in February.
Hopefully, everything will go smoothly from this point onwards and there will be no setbacks.
He wasn’t in good form before, but Wolves still need Neto back and in good form.
On his day, he is probably Wolves’ best winger.
It could be a while before he gets back up to speed, but hopefully he does eventually get there.