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Wolves star Neves sent to hospital after injury; Bright on the move

Ruben Neves has been sent to hospital to be assessed after being injured in Wolves’ 2-0 win against Crusaders.
The 22-year-old midfielder was caught by a blow to the side and walked off in some discomfort when he was replaced by Raul Jimenez after 58 minutes of the Europa League second qualifying round tie. He has gone to hospital as a precaution.
Head coach Nuno Espirito Santo said: “He is struggling. Let’s see. It was a hard knock and he’s in pain now. We will take care of him. It was his side.”
Neves has been a virtual ever present in the team since his £15.8m move from Porto in July 2017. He has a week to recover before Wolves’ next game, the concluding tie against Crusaders in Belfast next Thursday.
Bright Enobakhare looks set to leave Wolves on loan – with his destination looking to be Coventry or Birmingham on loan.
Enobakhare was not included in the squad for the Crusaders game and failed to make the 26-man squad for the trip to China for the Asia Trophy.
Asked if there was anything imminent regarding the 21-year-old forward, Nuno said: “Yes. As you all know, there will be players going out on loan because we think that is better for their careers. Bright did well at Coventry and if it’s the right place for him to keep growing and improving as a player, it’s good for us.”
Birmingham are also keen on the Nigerian attacker, who had a successful loan spell with the League One Sky Blues last season, scoring six goals in 18 games. Coventry have a £600,000 bid on the table for the player, who has recently had the one-year option on his contract activated.
Diogo Jota scored Wolves’ first goal in European competition for nearly 40 years and Nuno admitted he might have added his name to the scoresheet again. “He had his chances and could have done more,” he said. “He had clear chances but the important thing was he was there with the ball in the right place to kick it.”
The head coach was delighted with Ruben Vinagre, who celebrated his new five-year contract with the second goal at the death. “This is the third season we have had Ruben Vinagre,” he added. “So he is growing and improving and he will repeat, and he has his chances. My job is to get the maximum out of each and every player. This is what I love to do.”