Pedro Neto is ruled out for the rest of the season and will MISS Euro 2020 in blow to Portugal as Wolves midfielder prepares for surgery on knee injury sustained in win over Fulham

  • Pedro Neto was forced off at Craven Cottage last week in Wolves’ 1-0 victory
  • The midfielder has been integral so far this season but sustained a knee injury 
  • Neto will have surgery this week and that will see him not play again this season
  • It represents a blow to Portugal as he will now miss their Euro 2020 campaign 

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

Neto 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 (left) will miss the remainder of the season due to a knee injury sustained at Fulham

‘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.’

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

It means Neto (middle) will miss Euro 2020 in what is a major blow to Portugal's ambitions

It means Neto (middle) will miss Euro 2020 in what is a major blow to Portugal’s ambitions

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. 

Meanwhile, midfielder Ruben Neves is self-isolating after testing positive for Covid-19. Neves played the full 90 minutes at Craven Cottage but is now set to miss out against Sheffield United on Saturday.