Paraguayo-American reporter Roberto Rojas has shared some positive news on Miguel Almiron with us here at NUFC Blog, confirming the ‘injury’ picked up in a midweek draw with Peru is “nothing serious”.
The smiling South American was ‘taken off in a cart’ in Thursday night’s 2-2 draw, however Rojas reveals that this was a precautionary measure from Paraguay, insisting “he’s fine” and looks set to start their World Cup qualifier clash with Venezuela on Tuesday.
Here’s what he told us yesterday, insisting that he was back in training on Friday:
“Miguel Almiron was taken off in a cart in Paraguay’s 2-2 draw between Perú in the first match for qualification for the 2022 World Cup.
“Despite the fear of something serious, the injury was not as bad as expected and was only a pulled muscle.
““It’s nothing serious. He was just taken off as a precaution.
“He is continuing to train with the national team and will be in contention for their next match against Venezuela on Tuesday before traveling back to England.”
“He was in the gym yesterday alongside all the other players who played against Perú so I’m sure he’s just taking it easy…but knowing him, he’ll be ok!”
Good news – providing he comes through Tuesday’s clash with Venezuela, that is!
He hasn’t always been in Steve Bruce’s starting 11 so far this season and was named on the bench in our 3-1 win over Burnley last time out, but only Callum Wilson has been involved in more goals than the 26-year-old so far this season (4).
After drawing their opening game in the South American World Cup qualifiers against a physical Peru side, let’s hope Miggy can come out on the winning side on Tuesday ahead of his return to St James’ Park!