Sky Bet Championship side Wolves may not be without Diogo Jota for as long as first feared, according to the Express & Star.

Wolves’ top-scorer required assistance to come off midway through the first half of Wolves’ 3-0 victory against Reading.

The 21-year-old was unable to apply pressure to his right foot while departing the pitch. The report in the Express & Star states “Team-mate Matt Doherty said after the game that an assistant referee told him Wolves’ winger had rolled his own ankle.”

Speaking after the win over Reading, Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo raised concern over the winger’s injury.

“We are worried,” he said. ” We know Diogo, when he cannot go on the pitch it is because he is in pain.

“He has pain. Let’s see what he has.

“But the squad is there. We will see the report – I’m not a specialist!”

A first look at Jota’s ankle after the game – which appeared severely swollen – had Wolves fearing the worst. However Jota took to social media platform Instagram to share an image of his swollen ankle and a cut, suggesting that he was unhappy that the Reading player had got away without punishment.

Jota could miss Saturday’s home game against Burton Albion, however the two-week international break could provide the winger extra time to return to fitness.


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