May 27, 2024

Wolverhampton Wanderers winger Pedro Neto is still some way from making a return from a hamstring injury.

The highly-regarded Portugal international, Neto, entered the October 28 Premier League fixture against Newcastle United as one of the standout players of the 2023-24 season. Displaying his exceptional form, he contributed his seventh assist by setting up Mario Lemina’s header in a 2-2 draw. However, the joy was short-lived as Neto suffered a hamstring injury in the final quarter, raising concerns about an extended absence from play.

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Despite being stretchered off, Wolves’ head coach Gary O’Neil expressed optimism about Neto’s recovery. Now, almost a month later, there is anticipation among fans for his potential return in the upcoming games. However, O’Neil disclosed that Neto has not yet resumed training and is currently undergoing work with the club’s fitness staff.

In a recent statement to reporters, O’Neil stated, “Pedro won’t make Monday. He’s got a little bit more work to do. Pedro will stay with the physios and fitness staff for a bit longer.” While no specific timeframe was provided, O’Neil expressed hope for Neto’s return in the coming weeks. The player’s progress has been positive, and he is reportedly ahead of the expected healing timeline. However, the nature of the injury requires thorough assessments before his return to group training.

Considering the match against Arsenal on December 2, it seems unlikely that Neto will be available. Wolves will then face consecutive home matches against Burnley and Nottingham Forest before an away fixture against West Ham United on December 17.

Despite persistent transfer rumors linking Neto to larger clubs, the player has recently affirmed his desire to remain at Molineux for the long term.

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