Bruce shares injury update – 1 new ‘concern’, 5 ruled out & 3 set to return vs Watford?

Steve Bruce has shared a new injury update ahead of tomorrow’s lunchtime kick off with Watford.

Speaking in his press conference this morning, he suggests that key trio Allan Saint-Maximin, Miguel Almiron and Jamaal Lascelles could all be OK to start IF they come through today’s training session, however it sounds like Emil Krafth picked up a knock on Wednesday and could miss out.

Elsewhere, the game will almost certainly come too soon once again for Isaac Hayden and Sean Longstaff after recent hamstring strains, while there’s no news on Andy Carroll, Florian Lejeune or Ciaran Clark, indicating that those three could well miss out once again.

Here’s what Steve Bruce has had to say on the injury front:

“We’ll know a little bit more when we train this afternoon but we hope Almirón, Saint-Maximin & Lascelles will be OK.

“That will give us a hand. “The other night we were badly beaten but we had too many of our big players unavailable.”

“As long as they (Lascelles and Saint-Maximin) come through training today, they could be available. Almiron could also be available.

“We’ve got one or two problems from the other night – Emil Krafth is a concern.”

Given how we crumbled defensively at Man City and showed no threat going forward, it would be a huge boost at both ends of the pitch to have the skipper back alongside in-form attacking duo ASM and Almiron.

As for other injuries, the fact Bruce claims there were ‘one or two’ who suffered knocks in midweek suggests Krafth may not be the only one who could miss out at Vicarage Road tomorrow.

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