Wolverhampton Wanderers winger Pedro Neto is expected to be okay despite being absent for Sunday’s 1-0 win over Everton at Goodison Park.
In a report from Birmingham Live, the 22-year-old was left out of Bruno Lage’s squad with a foot injury, despite travelling with his teammates to Merseyside.
However, the issue isn’t expected to be anything serious with it being an impact injury to the top of the Portuguese’s foot.
Neto has only recently returned to action after a lengthy spell out recovering from an ACL injury and signed a brand new five-year contract last week to keep him at Molineux until 2027.
There would’ve certainly been a wave of major concern throughout the Wolves fanbase when it was announced that Neto wasn’t in the squad to face Everton, let alone being dropped to the bench.
Having made his first start since last April against Crystal Palace last weekend, the 22-year-old is slowly returning to action after being out for just shy of a year. However, having him back available for the Golden Boys’ crunch period is a major boost.
Last season, the winger netted five goals and registered six assists in 31 Premier League appearances, although that tally is more impressive when considering the fact that Wolves scored just 36 goals all season in the top-flight last term as they finished 13th.
Valued at £31.5m, the 22-year-old is certainly one of the West Midland’s club’s most valuable assets and will be key in the final weeks of the season.
Moreover, goals from out wide have been at a shortage this term, with Daniel Podence the only winger to have scored in the Premier League so far this term.
Bruno Lage’s men are still within a decent shout of securing European football for next season after their victory at Goodison Park on Sunday.
Sat in seventh place, Wolves are just two points off the top-six with nine games to go with a relatively favourable fixture list remaining on paper.
Besides having to face Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea before the end of the season, the Black Country club will only play sides currently below them in the table with three of the current bottom five still to play in Leeds United, Burnley and Norwich City.