Wolverhampton Wanderers youngster Theo Corbeanu will not feature against Everton tomorrow after limping off in last night’s U23s match.

Corbeanu – who made his first-team debut at the weekend – was back in action for James Collins’ side against Crystal Palace in the PL2 Division 2 play-off semi-final.

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Theo Corbeanu (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

The 19-year-old made headlines for scoring an outstanding brace, but it wasn’t enough for Wolves to progress to the final.

They lost 3-2, but can be very proud of their efforts in what was a hard-fought contest.

Corbeanu was substituted off in extra-time shortly before the final whistle, and Nuno Espirito Santo has confirmed the issue is significant enough to rule him out of tomorrow’s clash with Everton.

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Nuno Espirito Santo (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/WWFC via Getty Images)

“He’s not gonna be involved,” he said (via Tim Spiers). “Only the senior players will join the group for Everton.”

It is currently unclear what the problem is for the Canada international.

 

A shame for Corbeanu

Hopefully his issue isn’t too serious, but it’s a shame he won’t be able to feature against the Toffees.

Corbeanu didn’t get much time to do anything against Spurs so he’ll have been raring to go.

Whether he’d have got another chance even if he had been fit is questionable though.

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Theo Corbeanu (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

Nuno added (Wolves official): “With a young player, you have to really be careful on the analysis and be fair. Take Theo [Corbeanu], for example.

“Theo is a big talent. You can see in the training sessions and when he plays with the under-23s, but the level of the opponents are different.”

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