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Blow for Wolves as key man ruled out for the season

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Wolves have been handed a major blow following news that Pedro Neto will undergo surgery and miss the rest of the season.

Wolves star Pedro Neto will have surgery this week on a knee injury that will rule him out of Portugal’s Euro 2020 campaign.

The youngster suffered a ‘significant injury’ to his knee cap in the 1-0 win at Fulham last Friday that means he will not play again until the initial phase of next season at the earliest.

It is a bitter blow for Neto, Wolves’ best player this term, and the club, who have had dreadful luck with injuries.

“Pedro Neto suffered a significant injury to his patella 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,” a statement read.

“Unfortunately he is not expected to return to play until next season.”

In general, Wolves have been unlucky with injuries this season. Forward Raul Jimenez sustained a fractured skull at Arsenal last November and is not expected to play again this season. Elsewhere, key men Willy Boly, Daniel Podence, Leander Dendoncker and Jonny have all had spells out of action.

Elsewhere, Jonny will also have an operation in the coming days on damaged knee ligaments, the second time in eight months for the Spaniard.

“Jonny saw a specialist for his knee ligament injury, and his surgery is also planned for later this week” added the statement.