Tottenham handed boost as Wolves star suffers serious injury ahead of Premier League clash

Matheus Cunha has scored nine goals in 24 Premier League appearances for Wolves this season.

Wolverhampton Wanderers will be without forward Matheus Cunha for the visit to Tottenham this weekend and likely for the rest of the campaign after he suffered a hamstring injury against Brentford last weekend.

Cunha who bagged a hat-trick when Wolves beat Chelsea a couple of weeks ago suffered the hamstring blow against Brentford and manager Gary O’Neil confirmed the outcome was not good after the results of his scan returned.

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He told reporters “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. These things happen, and every team suffers injuries.

“Channy (Hwang Hee-chan) was gone for over a month with the Asian Cup and we managed to keep ploughing on and we need to do the same without Matheus.”

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Cunha has nine goals this season and his absence will be seen as a massive lift to Ange Postecoglou's side who beat Brighton with the last kick of the game over the weekend and are determined to return to Champions League Football next season.

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