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Report: Matheus Nunes' injury not serious for Wolves

Matheus Nunes went off with a shoulder injury for Wolves in the first-half against Brentford on Saturday – but the issue is reportedly not serious.

A Bola report this morning that the midfielder’s setback should not rule him out of action.

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Nunes was streaking away on the counter, but was then dispossessed by a Bees player.

He landed awkwardly, and received treatment for several minutes. He actually then played on briefly, before being replaced by Joao Moutinho.

Fans of both Wolves and Portugal have been worried about Nunes’ condition.

He hasn’t really hit the ground running yet for Wanderers, but it is clear he is a talented player. He just isn’t really being played in the right position at the moment.

And of course, Portugal fans expressed worry given the World Cup is now only a few weeks away.

But A Bola say the injury is not serious.

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They add that the 24-year-old should actually recover in time to face Brighton at the weekend.

If that’s true then it’s great news. Wolves will need his dynamism against a team that are good in possession.

Wolves are yet to release any official information about Nunes. Hopefully there will be an update soon. Failing that, Steve Davis will likely make a comment at his pre-Brighton press conference on Friday.

Good news regarding Matheus Nunes if A Bola’s information is true, but Wolves need him to step up

Hopefully Nunes will indeed be OK to face Brighton.

But Wolves definitely need more from him.

He was the marquee signing this summer, a player everyone felt would really take Wolves to the next level.

He has done OK so far, but he seems to still be finding his feet and adapting to English football.

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Arguably, he hasn’t really been used in his best position so far, which is as a number 8.

He can also play deep, and break the lines with his dribbling ability.

At the moment, he’s operating more as an out-and-out attacking midfielder and the role just isn’t really getting the most out of him.