According to the Chronicle, Allan Saint-Maximin won’t return until October after suffering a ‘grade one’ hamstring strain two weeks ago.
This comes from their latest ‘injury bulletin’, however they do report some good news, suggesting that forgotten man DeAndre Yedlin is in contention to return to the squad ahead of Saturday’s trip to Anfield.
Back to Saint-Maximin, it looks like the Frenchman will not only miss our trip to Anfield but also games against Brighton (September 21st) and Leicester (29th September), but may be back in time to return for our clash with Man Utd at St James’ Park on October 6th.
The initial prognosis was ‘3-5 weeks’, however the Chronicle’s latest update suggest he won’t return until next month – and that’s no surprise given Bruce will be reluctant to rush him back this time around.
As for Yedlin, he’s suddenly coming into a squad which has competitions for places at right-back, with Javier Manquillo performing well over pre-season and new boy Emil Krafth appearing to be Steve Bruce’s first choice right-back as things stand.