Wolverhampton Wanderers have confirmed that Pedro Neto will miss the rest of the season after sustaining a knee injury against Fulham.
Neto, who was already considered to be a fitness doubt prior to the game on Friday, was withdrawn during the first half before being officially assessed over the weekend.
Neto out of action until next season
The youngster, who was set to star for Portugal during this summer’s Euros, now faces a lengthy period on the shelf after picking up a significant injury to his patella.
The club confirmed the news on their official website.
“Pedro Neto will miss the rest of the Premier League season after suffering an injury to his knee. The Portuguese was withdrawn in the first-half of Wolves 1-0 win at Fulham on Friday night, before being assessed over the weekend.
“Pedro Neto suffered a significant injury to his patella (knee cap) during the match against Fulham and, following a review with a knee specialist in London at the weekend, surgery has been planned for later this week. Unfortunately, he is not expected to return to play until next season.”
Mais um obstáculo que aparece e que vou ultrapassar como fiz com todos os outros. Serão meses difíceis longe do sítio onde mais gosto de estar mas vou recuperar da melhor maneira para voltar mais forte que nunca isso é garantido. Obrigado a todos pelas mensagens ✨?? pic.twitter.com/Vj1h9tA1EM— Pedro Neto (@pedrolneto7) April 12, 2021
Takin to Twitter, the 21-year-old wrote: “Another obstacle that appears and that I will overcome as I did with everyone else. It will be difficult months away from the place where I most like to be but I will recover in the best way to return stronger than ever that is guaranteed. Thank you all for the messages.”
Neto has easily been one of Wolves’ most influential players this season and will be sorely missed.
Question marks will now undoubtedly be asked over the decision to allow Neto to play on with the injury. It’s also unclear as to whether he’ll be able to join up with the Portugal squad at the Euros.
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