According to The Mail’s Craig Hope, Miguel Almiron’s knee injury is ‘not as bad as some feared’.
The Paraguayan fell awkwardly in the first half of Saturday night’s 1-1 draw with Wolves following a challenge on Adama Traore.
He appeared to have ran it off, but was forced to make way at the break, with Steve Bruce stating after the game that he ‘feared the worst’ – claiming the playmaker was ‘in distress’ in the dressing room.
That said, North East reporter Craig Hope has revealed that those he’s spoken to over the weekend believe the injury isn’t as bad as first suggested.
Here’s what he’s had to say in a brief but promising update this today:
‘News awaited on injuries today, but word over weekend on Almiron was that it’s not as bad as some perhaps feared.‘
We’ll know more soon, with the club likely to offer an official update on Almiron’s knee and Allan Saint-Maximin’s groin, however we’ll have to hope both are minor.
ASM will surely be missing for a good few weeks if he’s felt his groin go and you’d think Almiron will be missing for our trip to West Brom no matter what, but it will be a big relief if both are a matter of weeks – not months!
We’ve got everything crossed. After all, our fight for survival would become one almighty uphill battle if we’re forced to go without our best three attackers.