A concerning report has emerged this morning from the Northern Echo regarding the hamstring injury suffered by Callum Wilson at Southampton.
According to Scott Wilson’s piece, the club now fear our in-form striker could be missing for ‘much of the rest of the year’, with him expected to be out well beyond the international break and our upcoming clash with Chelsea a week on Saturday.
A ‘series of scans’ will determine the full extent of the damage done on Friday night, however it’s not looking good – especially when we’re heading into such a hectic spell of fixtures.
Here’s a snippet from the Northern Echo’s concerning piece:
NEWCASTLE UNITED will discover the full extent of Callum Wilson’s injury issues within the next couple of days, amid fears the striker could be sidelined well beyond the end of the international break.
Wilson appeared to damage his hamstrings during Friday night’s 2-0 defeat at Southampton, forcing his substitution during the second half at St Mary’s.
He is set to have a series of scans that will reveal the extent of the damage, but it is feared Newcastle’s top scorer could be forced to sit out much of the rest of the year.
Not only has Wilson been in superb form, giving us a total new dimension in attack and the reliable goalscorer we lacked last season, there’s no capable option waiting to replace him, with Gayle not yet fit, Carroll looking past it and Joelinton clearly not a ‘No 9’.
If Wilson’s injury is a bad one – and it’s not looking great – here’s some of the fixtures he could miss over the coming weeks:
- 21st November – Newcastle v Chelsea
- 28th November – Crystal Palace v Newcastle
- 5th December – Aston Villa v Newcastle
- 12th December – Newcastle v West Brom
- 15th December – Leeds v Newcastle
- 19th December – Newcastle v Fulham
- 22nd December – Brentford v Newcastle (Carabao Cup Quarter-Final)
- 26th December – Man City v Newcastle
- 28th December – Newcastle v Liverpool
- 2nd January – Newcastle v Leicester