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Owen Otasowie reportedly struggling with hamstring injury

Some Wolves fans have been wondering about Owen Otasowie during pre-season.

The midfielder has hardly been seen so far since Bruno Lage succeeded Nuno Espirito Santo.

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The USA international featured for 45 minutes against Crewe Alexandra, and then got around 15 minutes against Real Betis.

Since that game though, Otasowie didn’t make the bench for the next three games against Las Palmas, Stoke City and Coventry City.

There has been no official word from the club about the 20-year-old.

But The Athletic have provided some information.

They say Otasowie is in actual fact nursing a hamstring injury, the same as Willy Boly and Yerson Mosquera.

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There’s no word though on how severe the issue is.

It is a real shame for Otasowie, who will perhaps have been hoping to make a big impression in front of the new manager.

Last term he didn’t really kick on after making his debut against Chelsea in December.

Frustration for Otasowie

Given Joao Moutinho’s advancing years, there is a real opportunity right now for someone else to stake their claim to be Ruben Neves’ regular partner in midfield.

The maestro surely won’t be playing as much this term, as he approaches the age of 35.

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For one reason or another, it didn’t really happen for Otasowie under Nuno.

So it may be hugely frustrating to him that he can’t currently catch Lage’s eye.

Hopefully, the issue is not too bad and he can soon recover.