Lopetegui provides quadruple Wolves injury update, including on Matheus Cunha
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Lopetegui provides quadruple Wolves injury update, including on Matheus Cunha

Julen Lopetegui has been speaking ahead of Wednesday night’s Premier League game with Liverpool, and gave a quadruple injury update, including on Matheus Cunha.

Wanderers are looking to defeat the Reds for a second time in the league, after recently winning 3-0 at Molineux.

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Wolves got a good point against Fulham on Friday night.

But tomorrow night’s game could be tough, with Liverpool having gotten back on track since the last meeting.

In their last three, Liverpool have drawn one of won two, without conceding.

They know they’ve got a big job on their hands making it into the top four come the end of the season. So they will be looking to exact revenge on Wolves as they seek to achieve their goal.

Lopetegui today gave some information on four Wolves players that are currently injured.

The headline news is that Matheus Cunha – who was stretchered off against Fulham – is not seriously injured.

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The Brazilian received lengthy treatment against the Cottagers before being replaced.

Lopetegui said (Wolves official): “He doesn’t have a big injury, but he was more or less difficult in these five days and tomorrow we are going to take the last decision. We are going to decide whether he can play or not, because he’s better, but I don’t think it’s going to be enough. Fortunately, it’s not serious, and now we are going to see if he’s able or not to play tomorrow.”

The head coach also said that Boubacar Traore recently suffered a setback not relating to his groin injury. He’ll return next week.

Hwang Hee-chan is still out, while Chiquinho is still ‘far away’. The winger is back on the grass at Compton Park though.

Brilliant news for Wolves as Lopetegui reveals Matheus Cunha’s injury is not serious

It is a huge relief that Cunha has escaped a serious injury.

It is never a good sign when a player leaves the field on a stretcher after lengthy treatment. It is also worrying when they go for MRI scans afterwards.

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Cunha hasn’t quite hit the ground running yet. But against Fulham he was much improved playing with Raul Jimenez up top.

It really is great news that he isn’t going to be on the sidelines for weeks.

Hopefully he can be available for selection again against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.