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Wolves need Nelson Semedo back fit ASAP after his absence told on Sunday

Wolves fans are still waiting for news on the condition of wing-back Nelson Semedo.

The 28-year-old was forced off during the 2-1 defeat to Arsenal last week, and was then not included in the matchday squad to face West Ham United on Sunday.

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Semedo went off with a hamstring injury and there hasn’t yet been any word on him, which is a worry.

Semedo got off to a shaky start last season with Wolves following his transfer from Barcelona.

But from about the start of 2021 onwards, he has been a really good and consistent player for Wolves.

And this season, he’s arguably been one of Wanderers’ best players.

He should have more goals to his name. But Semedo has been a constant outlet playing high and wide, as Bruno Lage likes.

He is tailor-made for the role of wing-back given his attacking nature.

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He was sorely missed on Sunday, as his replacement Ki-Jana Hoever struggled to get forward and support Francisco Trincao.

The Dutchman is a good young player, but is nowhere near as attack-minded as Semedo. And of course, he doesn’t have very much experience.

In this team, it’s very important that the wing-backs can get forward often.

It struggles to score goals, but Semedo and Rayan Ait-Nouri do both provide a much needed outlet.

Wolves fans face nervous wait over Nelson Semedo after injury against Arsenal

We’re almost a week on now from Semedo suffering his injury.

There haven’t been any updates, which is slightly concerning.

Hopefully the Portugal international has not done anything serious, because he has become an integral player to this system.

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We have seen the drop-off when he doesn’t feature, so it’ll be potentially disastrous if he’s out for a while.

Lage has Hoever and Jonny Castro Otto available to cover Semedo. But he’d certainly be leaving big boots to fill.