Wolves v Bournemouth: Premier League injury news as 10 out and 2 doubts

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Latest injury and team news ahead of Wolves v Bournemouth in the Premier League.

Wolves host Bournemouth in a midweek clash at Molineux in the Premier League on Wednesday (April 24) night.

It’s a rearranged fixture for both sides following the hosts' run in the FA Cup. Both sides will be hoping for a victory after their defeats at the weekend. 

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Wolves have had a few hours rest compared to Bournemouth. They played at 7.30 pm on Saturday night, whilst Bournemouth played Aston Villa at 3.00 pm on Sunday. As to whether there will be any advantage behind that remains to be seen. 

It’s tight between both sides with only a point and two places separating 11th-placed Wolves and Bournemouth who occupy 13th spot. A win for Wolves could move them into the top half while Bournemouth would do the same should they win. Here’s the latest injury and team news ahead of kick-off.

Craig Dawson underwent surgery last week. He will miss Wolves’ remaining Premier League fixtures. Craig Dawson underwent surgery last week. He will miss Wolves’ remaining Premier League fixtures.
Craig Dawson underwent surgery last week. He will miss Wolves’ remaining Premier League fixtures.

Wolves team news

In his pre-match press conference, Gary O’Neil gave Jean-Ricner Bellegarde, Nelson Semedo and Matheus Cunha a 50% chance of playing. Semedo is nursing a calf problem that he picked up against Nottingham Forest whilst Bellegarde has been out since March with a knee problem.

Matheus Cunha could play a part against the Cherries having missed the defeat to Arsenal. At the weekend, Gary O’Neil said Wolves were ‘hopeful’ but it didn’t mean that he’d definitely make it against Bournemouth. 

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Craig Dawson has been ruled out for the remainder of the season despite being named on the substitute’s bench in recent matches. He underwent surgery on his groin having played through the pain barrier. 

Academy graduate Leon Chiwone is another that is unavailable for selection. He suffered an ankle injury in training earlier this month following a collision and has been ruled out.

A bit of positive news however is that Pedro Neto could make a return to action soon. He is now back on the training ground after suffering a hamstring injury and could return before the season concludes. 

Rayan Ait-Nouri made an appearance off the bench. He played 20 minutes against Arsenal and could reclaim his place in the starting eleven. He is available to start as well as Pablo Sarabia.

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Wolves are also keeping an eye on both Noha Lemina and Nelson Semedo. Semedo had a calf injury against Forest and they’re just waiting for it to settle down. If he doesn’t play against Bournemouth he could against Luton Town. As for Lemina’s injury, he’s got a hamstring injury though it isn’t significant and he should resume training this week.

Out: Craig Dawson, Leon Chiwone, Noha Lemina and Pedro Neto. Doubt: Matheus Cunha, Jean-Ricner Bellegarde, and Nelson Semedo.

Bournemouth team news

Ryan Fredericks is a long-term absentee for the Cherries. He hasn’t played competitively since March 2023. A calf injury has put him out for more than a year having suffered a few setbacks during his recovery.

Marcus Tavernier has a hamstring injury that has him out until potentially the end of the campaign. Iraola has given him a fighting chance to return before then but it could be a race against time.

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Luis Sinisterra has a similar fate to Tavernier. The Bournemouth manager admitted that he brought back the Colombian too quickly and he is unsure whether he’ll play in their final match of the campaign.

Chris Mepham has been missing for the last few weeks. The full reason for his absence hasn’t been disclosed too much with Iraola saying ‘he has a health issue’ on April 12.

Tyler Adams has a lower back injury that he is dealing with. He wasn’t expected to play against Aston Villa and he didn’t, but he could return at the weekend.

Romain Faivre was absent against Aston Villa and his injury is an ongoing matter. An injury problem emerged from training on Saturday and now an MRI will help paint Bournemouth the full picture.

Out: Chris Mepham, Luis Sinisterra, Marcus Tavernier, Romain Faivre and Ryan Fredericks. Doubt: Tyler Adams.

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