Wolverhampton Wanderers have confirmed earlier reports from Portugal that Pedro Neto has suffered a serious knee injury which will keep him out for the rest of the season.

According to Portuguese outlet Jornal de Notícias, Neto’s knee problem will see him miss six months of action and therefore rule him out of this summer’s European Championships. While Wolves have not confirmed the length the winger is expected to be on the sidelines, the club stated Neto will not play again this season due to the injury suffered to his knee cap. 

Neto, who was forced off in the first half of Wolves’ win against Fulham on Friday night, has won three caps for Portugal and was expected to be named in Fernando Santos’ Seleção squad for the defence of the European Championships this summer. 

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By Sean Gillen

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Oooo this one hurts. Kinda reminds me of when Bernardo missed out in 2016. Wolves are really going to miss Neto for the remainder of the season (imo has been the best player for them this year) as will the Seleçao. I’m not sure how many games he...

Oooo this one hurts. Kinda reminds me of when Bernardo missed out in 2016. Wolves are really going to miss Neto for the remainder of the season (imo has been the best player for them this year) as will the Seleçao. I’m not sure how many games he may have started, but Neto injects that bit of energy and pace that our team so desperately needs.

Although a different player, perhaps Trincão will get called up to the senior squad, but he is also pivotal to the success of the u21 team, so it’s tough to say. There really isn’t a player that offers the same type of play style and youthfulness as Neto. Guedes sort of comes to mind when thinking of a capable dribbler, pacey, and physical winger. He’s been in some decent form the last couple of weeks, and he’s scored some crucial goals for the Seleçao, I’m not sure where he stands in Santos’ mind at the moment.

I’m hoping for a full and speedy recovery Pedro!

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A miss whether he was selected for the senior or u21s this summer....unfortunate given his very good season, was in the running for young player of the year in the EPL.

Trincao seems obvious replacement but i would take Leao if he shows form...

A miss whether he was selected for the senior or u21s this summer....unfortunate given his very good season, was in the running for young player of the year in the EPL.

Trincao seems obvious replacement but i would take Leao if he shows form again in the remaining games. Not only does he have pace, power and trickery but he can operate along the front 3. I cant imagine his workrate dropping becuase he will be coming off bench, very hard for defenders too handle him...he loves to get to byline on the left side amd deliver cutting back....besides, he has actually had a more productive season than trincao. I would say goncalves, i mean, what a player...midfield, no10 or attacker...but he is so similiar to what we have already.

Guedes is also a possibility...knowing santos....thats probably what its going to be but guedes is not a true winger in terms of what neto brought which was running defenders and crossing...leao is far bettter and has been doing it for ibra also season...

Excited!

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