Just yesterday, the Northern Echo reported some worrying news on Callum Wilson’s hamstring injury, revealing how the club feared he’d be missing for the majority of what remains of 2020.
This morning, however, The Telegraph’s Luke Edwards and The Athletic’s Chris Waugh have shared a much different updates on the striker’s fitness.
Starting with Edwards, he states below that the injury is “not too serious” and should be on the “lower end of the scale” when it comes to recovery time – making the international break a godsend for Newcastle United:
The Athletic also report that scans have shown that the injury is “not as serious as first feared”, stating he has an ‘outside chance’ of returning for the visit of Chelsea a week on Saturday:
Considering Gayle is still injured, Carroll unreliable for various reasons and Joelinton not a striker, it would be a massive relief for Steve Bruce should Wilson only be missing for the odd week.
After all, we have a VERY busy fixture list between now and the New Year:
- 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
If next weekend’s game comes too soon – which it may well – let’s hope he and Ryan Fraser are fit enough to return at Crystal Palace in just under three weeks time.