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Ruben Neves back on the grass at Compton as Wolves star steps up recovery

Ruben Neves is back on the grass at Compton Park, as the Wolves midfielder steps up his recovery.

The Portugal international has been unavailable for the past few weeks, after sustaining a knee injury against Leeds United.

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The star had to leave the action midway through the first-half, with Francisco Trincao replacing him.

The club updated supporters on March 23, and said that they had hoped Neves would be back playing again in May

He had sustained damaged to his MCL, with the injury being deemed ‘uncomplicated’.

Neves worked with a Wolves physio out in Portugal over the international break, and is now back at Compton Park.

The club have today released some photos of Neves back on the grass at Compton, in what is an encouraging update.

The first update on Neves was fairly vague, but it seems the player could be on course to return earlier in May as opposed to later.

The images also show Neves doing a bit of ball work, which can only be a good thing.

In May, Wolves currently have three games scheduled, starting with the trip to Chelsea on the 7th.

Then it’s Norwich City at home on the 15th, with Liverpool at Anfield on the final day (22nd).

But Wanderers do also have to play Manchester City at Molineux at some point. That game still needs to be pencilled in.

An encouraging site as Ruben Neves is pictured back on the grass at Compton Park

This is a very welcome site indeed.

For Neves to be back doing light training already is really good to see.

Hopefully from here, his recovery goes nice and smoothly and he’ll be back in a Wolves shirt again before too long.

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It would be absolutely brilliant if he could work his way back into the picture for the Chelsea game on the 7th.

It could potentially come a bit too soon, but Wolves could really do with him for a very tough opponent.

If Wolves are still challenging for European football at that point, then it would be even better if he was available to face the Blues.