Marco Silva had dropped a worrying claim regarding the fitness of Fulham attacking midfielder Fabio Carvalho.
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Speaking after the Cottagers’ 1-0 loss to Blackpool on Saturday, the 44-year-old manager revealed that the 19-year-old’s absence was due to an injury the youngster sustained against Hull City in August.
Silva also confirmed that the summer signing of Harry Wilson missed the game due to fatigue from his international service with Wales, although he suggested the 24-year-old could be back for the trip in Birmingham City on Wednesday.
In his comments regarding the duo, cited by the Fulham website, the Portuguese boss said: “These are different situations – Fabio due to his injury in the Hull City game, he made a big effort to play against Stoke but he felt it again the week after . We have to let him recover as much as possible, as quickly as possible.
âHarry Wilson was because of his time with his national team, let’s see. Hopefully he can play the next game.
Was Carvalho a big miss against Blackpool?
Fans will be devastated
Considering how impressive Carvalho has been for Fulham so far this season, Silva’s suggestion that the attacking midfielder could miss the club’s next clash against Birmingham – and potentially other games – will certainly leave the faithful of Craven Cottage devastated.
Indeed, on his five League appearances so far this season, the Â£ 225k-rated The man has already scored three goals, recorded an assist and created two big chances for his teammates, in addition to averaging 2.4 shots and making 2.2 key passes per game.
These returns saw young Silva nicknamed a “fantasticâTalent has an average SofaScore match score of 7.30, classifying it as the club fifth best performer in the second level – a quite remarkable feat considering his age.
As such, it would appear without a doubt that the sooner the England U18 international recovers the better for Fulham, which the club first loss of the season last weekend illustrates this perfectly.
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