According to Miguel Almiron’s father, the Paraguayan attacker has suffered a ‘muscle contracture’ in his hamstring and will be out for THREE weeks – meaning he’s set sit out our final three games against Brighton, Liverpool and Fulham.
The 25-year-old was lively as ever in Saturday’s win over Southampton, but went down holding his hamstring in the second half – an injury that left him leaving the field in tears, with him likely to have realised that his season was over.
It’s a real shame that he’ll miss our final three games given how he was transformed out attack, but his job is done – and what an impact he’s made, even without scoring!
Here’s what his father, Ruben, has had to say about the extent of his injury:
“He suffered a muscle contracture and will be out for three weeks. It’s because of the load of matches that he’s had,”
“Now he’s going to rest. With the recovery and this break I think he will be 100% for the Copa America. He will miss Newcastle’s last three games, but he has already fulfilled the team’s goal – they have already survived.”
The Chronicle have also confirmed that the injury is ‘not too bad’ and will NOT require surgery, stating that the former Atlanta man is ‘in good spirits’ despite his season-ending injury.
It’s been reported that he’s due to see a specialist in Spain over the coming days to assess the injury further, with him keen to make a full and quick recovery ahead of this summer’s Copa America starting in June.
So, the good news is he’ll not require surgery and doesn’t appear to have suffered any major damage to his hamstring, but the bad news is we’re almost certain not to see him again this season.
See you next season, Miggy!