Some promising news on Dwight Gayle’s knee injury has emerged, with Football Insider reporting that he’s now on track to return in December.
Elsewhere, The Mail’s Craig Hope claims that Karl Darlow is expected to be fit for Sunday’s trip to Wolves, despite him struggling to complete our defeat to Man Utd over the weekend.
His collision with Marcus Rashford left him with ‘bad bruising’, but he states that fears of ‘serious damage’ have now been played down following tests.
Lee Ryder also reports that Darlow’s told medical staff that he’ll be fine to play – and it’s just as well considering he’s made more saves than any goalkeeper in Europe’s top five leagues so far this season!
Back to Gayle, the forward was expected to be missing until the new-year but was interestingly included in Steve Bruce’s pre-January 25 man squad – a move that
According to the Football Insider, Gayle will not be missing for three or four months as Steve Bruce first anticipated, with us now expecting him to return in December instead.
Many feared the worst case scenario when he suffered the injury in September which left him requiring surgery, so it’ll be refreshing to see him line up during the hectic Christmas period – especially when you consider our lack of capable alternatives to Callum Wilson up top.
Our injury crisis seems to be behind us, with Clark, Dummett and Matty Longstaff also closing in on returns after starting for the U-23’s on Monday.