Newcastle United have confirmed that both Allan Saint-Maximin (groin) and Miguel Almiron (knee) will be “out of action until April” after picking up injuries in Saturday night’s 1-1 draw with Wolves.
This will rule them out of upcoming games with West Brom, Aston Villa and Brighton, however the international break that follows could see them return for either our home clash with Tottenham or trip to Burnley early next month.
A bitter blow for Steve Bruce, meaning we now look set to be without our three best attackers for our next three games, with Callum Wilson also set to miss our March fixtures due to a hamstring injury.
Here’s the official statement released by the club this morning, which also confirms Emil Krafth will resume training later this week after limping off on Saturday:
Newcastle United forwards Miguel Almirón and Allan Saint-Maximin will be out of action until April after picking up injuries during the Magpies’ 1-1 draw with Wolves on Saturday.
Almiron sustained a knee injury and had to be replaced at half time, while Saint-Maximin suffered a groin injury in the 63rd minute.
Both have undergone scans and will continue their rehabilitation with the club’s medical team.
Defender Emil Krafth, who was substituted in the same game, is set to resume training later this week.
The only positive we can take from this is it must mean Miguel Almiron’s knee injury is not as serious as it could’ve been – with it likely to have been 4-6 months not 4-6 weeks had he suffered an ACL.
Still, it’s a huge blow ahead of a winnable run of fixtures, making it absolutely imperative that the likes of Fraser, Murphy, Joelinton, Gayle and Carroll now step up.