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Injured Harry Wilson expected to be fit for Wales’ World Cup campaign

05 Aug 2022 2 minute read
Wales’ Harry Wilson and Gareth Bale. Picture by David Davies / PA Wire

Fulham boss Marco Silva believes Wales winger Harry Wilson will recover from injury in time to play at the World Cup in Qatar.

The 25-year-old sustained a knee issue after a clash during his side’s pre-season behind-closed-doors friendly against Aston Villa and is set to spend up to two months on the sidelines, with the World Cup starting on November 21.


Silva, whose side host Liverpool in their first Premier League match since securing promotion on Saturday, said: “It’s difficult for us to give a timeline to you really because different things can happen.

“I said last week – I have no more information right now – but I said last week that the medical staff will have to give some reports. I know that they haven’t now, but you can look in different situations.

“Of course he is getting some feedback from a specialist in this situation but it will not be really short it will be something for sure more than eight weeks, they are saying that.

“If it becomes less it will be very good for us and then we’ll see how long it can be.

“I don’t think (it will affect his World Cup hopes) because he deserves it really to be there, he is really important for us as you know.

“He’s a big big piece for us, what he can give us in certain games, the profile he can give us, completely different things than the others.

“First he is a big miss for us of course. I think (for) the World Cup you have to be positive. I think he can help us even before the World Cup to be in the right conditions there but it is something that we are not sure yet.”

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1 year ago

Bit of a simulator anyway, did it against Swansea, did it for Wales almost minutes after coming on and I joked that a dive was coming. Hope he cleans that up in his game or I would rather not see him in a Welsh shirt.

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