Newcastle United have confirmed in a Tuesday morning statement that Callum Wilson has suffered a new hamstring injury.
They reveal that the striker felt his hamstring in the closing stages of Friday night’s 4-2 win over Leicester and will now miss the remaining three games of the 2020/21 season – ruling him out of matches with Man City, Sheffield United and Fulham.
A real shame considering he’s only just returned from around two months out with the same injury, not to mention the fact it all but ends his slim hopes of forcing his way into Gareth Southgate’s thinking for the Euros.
It’ll also mean fans will miss the chance to see our top scorer in action when 10,000 attend out final home game of the season against Sheffield United next week.
Here’s the club statement on NUFC.co.uk:
Newcastle United can confirm that striker Callum Wilson will miss the remaining two weeks of the season after injuring his hamstring during Friday’s win at Leicester City.
The striker scored twice in an impressive 4-2 victory at the King Power Stadium but picked up the injury in the closing stages of the match.
Wilson has scored 12 goals in 26 Premier League outings during his first season with the Magpies.
Thankfully, Fulham’s defeat last night meant we are officially safe and in no danger of going down, however this dents out hopes of a strong end to the season.
Fingers crossed it’s not another bad one for our £20m talisman and he’s fully fit when pre-season training resumes in a few months time.
We wish him a speedy recovery and hope he’s back firing on all cylinders soon after a superb first season at St James’ Park saw him involved in an impressive 17 goals (12G / 5A) in 26 games.