Wolverhampton Wanderers fans have been expressing their dismay after an injury update arrived about Pedro Neto on Wednesday.
The youngster has been hard at work recovering from a broken patella.
The 21-year-old suffered the injury against Fulham last term, causing him to miss the club’s final seven games of the season.
He ended up missing out on Euro 2020, and had originally been lined up to return for Wolves around October time.
But on Tuesday, rumours began to surface about Neto and there had been whispers he had suffered a setback.
Last night, word came from The Athletic that Neto has indeed suffered a setback.
The player could now be out until February at the earliest.
It is a bitter blow for Wolves, with Neto having enjoyed a breakthrough campaign in 2020/21.
With Raul Jimenez on the sidelines for the majority of last season, Neto would often be the player to step up.
The news could well force Wolves into action in the market.
Bruno Lage has already brought in Francisco Trincao, but may now wish for more cover.
On social media, the update on Neto came as a crushing blow to supporters:
Blimey. Haven’t been to a game yet and I’m already dreading this season.
— Jez Massey (@jezmassey) August 18, 2021
— James Barnett (@JamesBarnett1) August 18, 2021
Really gutted to hear this. Just can’t believe our luck or is it a curse?
— Oldy but goldy Wolf (@ButOldy) August 18, 2021
With the major lack of spending it’s going to be a tough old season
— Deanosteady1979 (@deanosteady1979) August 18, 2021
— Ross (@Rossco_K) August 18, 2021
Gutted. Probably why we are linked to Guedes then.
— Matthew David ◣ ◢ (@spena2k10) August 18, 2021
That’s a big blow, he must be gutted. I wonder what’s gone wrong? Was really looking forward to seeing him play in this new system with the shackles off, Our forward line with Neto in the team and everyone fit could do some serious damage to defences. Real shame for everyone.
— Math (@inlandtaipan1) August 18, 2021
Gutted to hear this, We miss him so much
— Mark (@MarkyPrice69) August 18, 2021
It never rains but it pours ey. 😩
— Gianfranco Geraci (@GianSG11) August 18, 2021
— Jacob Harper (@jacobharp06) August 18, 2021