Wolves boss Gary O’Neil provides Matheus Cunha injury update after hamstring scan

Wolves manager Gary O’Neil has stated that Matheus Cunha has suffered a’significant’ hamstring injury and is unable to provide a timetable for his possible return.

Cunha was replaced after just 20 minutes in Wolves’ 2-0 defeat to Brentford at Molineux on Saturday.

The Brazilian has been in excellent form this season, scoring nine Premier League goals, including a hat-trick in his team’s 4-2 victory over Chelsea earlier in February.

However, scans conducted earlier this week revealed that the 24-year-old will be sidelined for an extended period of time.

“It’s a fairly significant injury to his hamstring,” O’Neil told the club’s website on Wednesday.

‘There is no timetable. I’ve spoken with Matheus several times, and he just wants to keep pushing to get back as soon as possible.
Gary O'Neil: Wolves star Matheus Cunha's injury 'significant' | soccer

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

‘It’s clearly a huge setback to us, the team, and Matheus because of the work he’s been doing; his form was amazing. These things happen; every team has injuries.

‘Channy [Hwang Hee-Chan] was away for over a month with the Asian Cup, but we managed to keep going, and we’ll have to do the same without Matheus.
Wolves boss Gary O'Neil now issues 'significant' Matheus Cunha injury update

Hwang returned to Wolves after South Korea’s 2-0 loss to Jordan in the Asian Cup semi-finals, however he missed the game against Brentford due to a calf strain.

On the South Korean’s injury situation, O’Neil stated, “Channy should be fine, just some awareness in his calf.” We expected him to train part of next week and possibly be available for the weekend.

Wolves travel to Tottenham on Saturday, looking to build on their impressive recent record against the north London club, which has seen them lose only one of their last four meetings.

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