Despite his optimism that the Welsh international will recover in time for the World Cup in November and December, Fulham manager Marco Silva warned on Friday that winger Harry Wilson could be sidelined for more than eight weeks owing to a knee injury.
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Fulham’s Wilson set to miss more than two months
Wilson, 25, was an important player for Fulham last season, scoring 10 goals and 20 assists in 41 games as they won the Championship division, earning immediate promotion to the Premier League.
Before Fulham’s Saturday league opener against Liverpool, Silva informed reporters, “He received an injury in a behind-closed-doors game against Aston Villa.” “It’s challenging to provide a timeline.
“The specialist is providing him with some comments, but it won’t be brief. It will undoubtedly take more than eight weeks. If it’s less, that’d be fantastic. He is greatly missed by us.”
Wilson, who has 39 caps, will represent Wales against the United States on the opening day of the World Cup on November 21. Silva is optimistic that Wilson will play in the competition.
We must remain upbeat for the World Cup, Silva remarked. I don’t believe it will damage his chances, and I sincerely hope it doesn’t because he deserves to be there.
Nathaniel Chalobah, a defensive midfielder, will not be available for Liverpool’s visit to Craven Cottage, according to Silva, who also noted that the rest of his squad is healthy.
In order to strengthen their defense as they get ready for another season in the top division, Fulham earlier on Friday signed Irish center back Shane Duffy on a season-long loan from Brighton & Hove Albion.
After five seasons of ups and downs, Fulham’s last two promotions were immediately followed by relegations, but Silva said he intended to end their yo-yo years.
Silva stated, “We’ll all deal with it as a team and a club. “If you have the ability to learn, the first step is to take advantage of every opportunity you have in life. Keep the positive aspects and take lessons from the negative. What we’re doing is that.
“Everyone will consider it a success if you finish in seventeenth place, but I don’t want to discuss the table and target. We don’t want to let the enemy feel at ease.”