Wolves news from Birmingham Live as fears grow over Pedro Neto’s fitness after he was forced off against Newcastle.
Wolves head coach Gary O’Neil has insisted he is hoping Pedro Neto’s hamstring injury is nothing serious after the Portuguese forward was stretchered off in the 2-2 draw with Newcastle.
The Wanderers star continued his terrific form this season with another Premier League assist – his seventh – for Mario Lemina’s goal. Neto continued to look dangerous throughout the contest and provided Dan Burn with a number of problems down the right.
However, his afternoon ended earlier than anticipated when he pulled up in the middle of a Wolves counter-attack. The 23-year-old received treatment on the field before being stretchered off to a standing ovation by the Molineux faithful.
After the game, O’Neil provided an early indication of how the winger is. “He’s moving around. Obviously hamstring injuries have very different levels of severity, so we’re hoping it’s on the smaller side,” he told the media.
“Hodgey (Joe Hodge) had a similar one in the cup game and wasn’t out too long, so we’re hopeful that Pedro won’t be missing for long. He’s been a big part of what we’ve managed to do so far, but for however long he’s out for, the group is ready to make sure we keep producing performances and we keep picking up points.”
Neto has suffered his fair share of injury setbacks since moving to England. In the 2020/21 season, he sustained a knee injury that kept him out of 52 games for club and country. Last campaign, he missed more than 120 days and 27 matches after sustaining an ankle injury. O’Neil is expected to provide an update on the forward in his pre-Sheffield United press conference next week.