Nuno Espirito Santo says he is worried about Wolves ace Diogo Jota

Nuno Espirito Santo, the Wolves manager looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Millwall and Wolverhampton at The Den on December 26, 2017 in London, England.

The Wolverhampton Wanderers forward suffered an ankle injury last night.

Wolverhampton Wanderers' Portuguese head coach Nuno Espirito Santo watches from the touchline during the English League Cup fourth round football match between Manchester City and...

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo spoke to reporters in the aftermath of his side's comfortable 3-0 win over Reading last night, and admitted that he is worried about Diogo Jota, after the Portuguese picked up an ankle knock, as quoted by the Express & Star.

Lat night's win was a huge one for the Black Country outfit, especially with Aston Villa losing at home to Queens Park Rangers, and they now sit 10 points clear of Steve Bruce's third placed Villa side.

Diogo Jota of Woverhampton Wanderers and Grant Ward of Ipswich Town compete for the ball during the Sky Bet Championship match between Ipswich Town and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Portman...

Jota moved to the Molineux from Atletico Madrid on a season long loan in the summer, and has played a key role in Wolves' impressive form so far this term, chipping in with 13 goals and five assists in 37 Championship outings thus far.

Nuno addressed the media after last night's game, and explained the reasoning behind bringing the 21-year-old off after just 25 minutes, as quoted by the Express & Star:

Manager of Wolves, Nuno Espirito Santo looks on during the Carabao Cup Fourth Round match between Manchester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Etihad Stadium on October 24, 2017 in...

"We are worried. We know Diogo, When he cannot go on the pitch it is because he is in pain. He has pain. Let's see what he has. But the squad is there. We will see the report - I'm not a specialist!"

Next up for Wolves is another home game on Saturday, this time against Burton Albion, and a victory really would cement their place at the top of the table, and put them in a great position from which to achieve promotion back to the Premier League.

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