Wolves midfielder Neves ruled out until May in blow to European hopes

Wolves suffer major blow to their hopes of qualifying for Europe as influential midfielder Ruben Neves is ruled out of action until MAY after sustaining a knee injury in defeat against Leeds

  • The Portugal international suffered the injury in Wolves’ 3-2 defeat to Leeds
  • He has been ruled out of his country’s crunch World Cup play-off games 
  • It’s now been confirmed that he will be out of action for Wolves until May 

Wolves’ hopes of qualifying for Europe have been hit by the news that influential midfielder Ruben Neves will be out until May.

The Portugal international suffered a knee injury during Friday night’s defeat to Leeds which is set to keep him out for a number of weeks.

It means he will miss his country’s crunch World Cup play-off against Turkey this week.

Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves has been ruled out of action until May with a knee injury

Neves travelled to his homeland for an appointment with a knee specialist, who confirmed the medial collateral ligament injury was ‘uncomplicated’.

Wolves said in a statement on their website: ‘Ruben Neves suffered a medial collateral ligament injury to his knee in the match against Leeds United on Friday evening.

‘He travelled to Portugal with members of the Wolves medical team to see a knee specialist, where the injury was confirmed as uncomplicated.

The Portuguese midfielder sustained the injury during his side’s 3-2 defeat against Leeds

Neves (right) was already ruled out of Wolves’ crunch World Cup qualifiers this month

‘He will spend this week in Portugal with the Wolves physio before returning to continue his rehabilitation at Compton Park. We are hoping for Ruben to be fit to return in May.’

Neves, 25, has been a key player in Wolves’ impressive season. They are still in contention to qualify for Europe, sitting four points below sixth-placed Manchester United.

Nelson Semedo has returned to a modified training plan after a hamstring injury.

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