“Devastating” was the word used by Steve Bruce earlier today to describe how big a blow Callum Wilson’s hamstring injury is to our side.
The forward limped off in our 3-2 win over Southampton on Saturday and our worst fears were met this morning when it was confirmed he will be ruled out for the next six to eight weeks.
Now, Wilson himself has taken to social media to speak of his disappointment at the setback, claiming he’ll “have to miss the next few months” but will “come back fitter and stronger”.
Here is what he posted on Twitter earlier today:
Make no bones about it, Wilson’s injury is a crucial blow for us going into the final third of the season.
He has scored a huge 40% of our goals in the league and the burden of replacing him will fall on the shoulders of someone who isn’t exactly a prolific top flight goalscorer.
Either Andy Carroll, Joelinton or Dwight Gayle will be given the nod to fill the void, with Toon supporters unlikely to be filled with confidence whichever one of the trio return to the side…