Wolverhampton Wanderers have announced that four players have withdrawn from international duty through injury.
Wolves confirmed on their official website the news and have given updates about first-team players Romain Saiss, Morgan Gibbs-White, Pedro Neto and Diogo Jota.
Enforcer Saiss picked up a hamstring injury in the win over Manchester City at the weekend and it’s unclear on the extent of the damage.
Meanwhile, midfielder Gibbs-White has a back problem that “isn’t serious” and he will continue to be assessed during the international break.
Wolves missed two Portuguese attackers at the weekend as Jota as “small” foot problem and is responding well to treatment.
Neto has some heel bruising and that’s expected to calm down “over the next couple of weeks”.
It looks like the international break has come at a good time for Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo, as it will allow a group of his first-team players to recover from injury.
The West Midlands club should view the break as a blessing, with the fixtures really piling up in the opening months of the season.
They have already played 17 competitive games this season across all competition and it’s a true test of the squad size at Molineux.
Wolves need to try get centre-forward Jota back firing again, as he adds a whole new dynamism to the attack when he’s at his best.