Wolverhampton Wanderers star Pedro Neto has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a ‘severe’ knee injury, and will also miss the European Championships.

That was the claim today from Portuguese outlet Jornal de Noticias, which has now been confirmed by Wolves, who say the player has been scheduled in for surgery later this week.

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Pedro Neto (Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)

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Neto was forced from the field in the first-half against Fulham on Friday, and fans have been waiting with baited breath for an update on the player’s condition.

The 21-year-old has been by far and away the best player for Wolves this season.

The youngster has been outstanding for the club, and really stepped up to the plate in the absence of the talismanic Raul Jimenez.

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Pedro Neto (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

Jornal de Noticias are claiming the worst-case scenario for Neto is six months out, but the club have not placed a timescale in their update.

 

If true about the Euros, it is a hammer blow for Neto, who stood a fantastic chance of being selected by Fernando Santos for Portugal’s final squad.

It is also obviously very worrying from a Wolves perspective as six months would mean he’d be missing the start of 2021/22.

Injury curse strikes again

Hopefully there will be an official update from the club soon on Neto.

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Pedro Neto (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

But this report from Jornal de Noticias is very worrying.

It’s also hard to take that Wolves could be affected by another bad injury, with Jimenez, Daniel Podence, Fernando Marcal, Willy Boly and Jonny having all been sidelined this season.

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