Wolves sweat after double injury

This season has been difficult for Wolverhampton Wanderers and Nuno Santo.

They have yet to reach their European football goal and injuries have affected their campaign.

Raul Jimenez has been out since November as he recovers from a broken skull while Jonny is currently in rehab for a second ACL injury in the space of a year.

Pedro Neto could now miss six months with a broken kneecap. Successful surgery has taken place, but it’s a long way back for the magical Portuguese winger.

Sadly, Wolves are now sweating from two other injuries ahead of their clash with West Brom.

Speaking at his pre-game press conference last week, Nuno said: “We have a lot of issues that unfortunately happen to us.”

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Nuno added: “The list of teams will reflect the problems we have. It would be an advantage for our opponent to say who is hit.

A quick glance at the injury table tells you that two of the hits are on Joao Moutinho and Nelson Semedo.

The Portuguese are facing late fitness tests and are currently only described as 50% ready to air on Monday night.

Moutinho missed the 4-0 loss to Burnley with an ankle problem while Semedo suffers from a minor blow.

The former had a tough few weeks with injury, coming back from the last international break with a groin problem.

Even more injury worries should be scared of the Old Gold manager. After all, they were still hammered by the Clarets last week despite having a fully shaped endline.

Semedo has been a handicap from a defensive standpoint this quarter, but he is still a seasoned professional. Having to throw Ki-Jana Hoever over the shooting line at such a difficult time wouldn’t be ideal.

Wolves could do with the cool, collected qualities that Moutinho brings with him, too. After all, Ruben Neves and Leander Dendoncker were intimidated in midfield at Molineux last time around.

With so many key players already absent, the last thing Nuno needs are two of his most notorious players absent from a Midlands derby.

Old gold will need to be ready for a battle tonight with the Baggies securing the relegation barrel.

AND in other news, Move over Semedo: Wolves must prick an ‘exceptional’ £ 5million gemstone with ‘enormous capacity’…

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