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Wolves: Major blow as Cunha suffers ‘significant’ injury

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Wolves forward Matheus Cunha suffered a “fairly significant” hamstring injury during Saturday’s defeat to Brentford with reports suggesting he will not play again this season.

The Brazil international limped out of the game at Molineux after just 20 minutes and subsequent tests have revealed the severity of the problem.

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Wolves boss Gary O’Neil refused to put a timeframe on the player’s return but Sky Sports News suggested he is out for the remainder of the 2023-24 campaign.

O’Neil told the club’s official website: “It’s a fairly significant injury to his hamstring. There’s no timeline on it. I’ve spoken to Matheus a lot and he just wants to keep pushing to get back as soon as he can.

“He’s started working on it already, so we’re just going to monitor it week by week, day by day, see how far he can come and how quickly we can get him back. He’s keen to get back out there as soon as possible.

“It’s obviously a big blow to us, to the team and Matheus because of the work he’s been doing – the form he was in was exceptional.”

Cunha, who joined from Atletico Madrid on an initial loan deal that was made permanent last summer, was earlier today voted Wolves’ player of the month for January and he continued his fine form into February with a hat-trick in their 4-2 win at Chelsea.

The 24-year-old is Wolves’ leading goalscorer this season with 11 in all competitions.

Jon Fisher
Jon Fisher
Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.

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