Tim Spiers has given his reaction to some Wolves injury news that has now emerged involving Ruben Neves.
The Lowdown: Out until May
Indeed, the club have revealed that Neves has now also been ruled out until May, after suffering a medial collateral ligament injury in his knee in the 3-2 defeat at home to Leeds United in the Premier League on Friday evening.
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It means that he will now miss games against Aston Villa, Newcastle United, Burnley and Brighton and Hove Albion in the top flight.
The Latest: Spiers reacts
Taking to Twitter, The Athletic journalist Spiers has now given his reaction to the news, claiming that it is a ‘serious blow’ for the Midlands club and confirming there is ‘no’ chance of recalling a loan player:
“Serious blow for Wolves, been one of their standout players this season.
“Dilemma now for Lage who has played a fair bit of 352 lately.
“Back-ups include Cundle (promising but inexperienced) and Trincao (technically gifted but inconsistent).
“No loan recalls outside the window.”
The Verdict: Big blow
Losing Neves for the next four matches at least is certainly a big blow for Bruno Lage and his team.
The Portugal international currently ranks as their third-best player in the Premier League, and ranks highly among his teammates in terms of average tackles, interceptions, shots, passes, long balls and through balls per game, not to mention his four goals and two assists (WhoScored).
Nonetheless, if the Wanderers have any aspirations left of playing European football next term, he will need to be in the side come the end of this campaign, but for now they will have to find a way to win without him.
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