Although Wolves emerged the winners in the Carabao Cup tie against Reading, the team faced two major injuries in-game. Meritan Shabani and Bruno Jordao, both 20 year olds, were stretchered off during the game.
The two were on their debut after getting a chance to prove themselves in their new team. Bruno Jordao, Portugal’s U21 starlet had been signed from Braga on a £20m joint deal with Lazio. Shabani was signed from Bayern Munich had been on the pitch in place of Morgan-Gibbs White.
After Jordao’s 25 yard strike that resulted into Wolve’s opening goal, he suffered an ankle injury. As he was challenging Reading’s Teddy Howe, the player twisted his ankle and had to be stretchered out of the pitch just 13 minutes after his debut goal.
For Shabani, the case was quite different as he was not in a tussle with an opponent. His leg buckled and would not straighten. According to head coach Nuno, the player’s situation could be more serious. However, Shabani is still undergoing treatment and his situation will only be assessed after the medical report.
With the injuries, Wolves remained with ten men. Jordao was replaced by 18 year old Taylor Perry and Shabani’s place was filled by 17 year old Luke Cundle. The youngsters belied their ages in supporting the Wolves earn the victory.
Although Nuno was disappointed with the injuries, he was pleased by the performance of Taylor and Luke as they had proved themselves worthy of the chance that presented itself. We wish quick recovery to both Jordao and Shabani.