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Major injury worries for Huddersfield topped by star international sent home ahead of Newcastle match

4 years ago

It is Huddersfield up next for Newcastle United on Saturday.

A three week enforced break has meant no football for Rafa Benitez players but three points at the weekend would surely see Newcastle on the verge of safety.

The visitors have a number of players already missing through injury and they now have two more to worry about.

Philip Billing as been sent home early by the Danish Under 21s due to an injury.

Whilst even worse for David Wagner is that star man and playmaker, Aaron Mooy, has also been sent home injured by Australia.

The midfielder played the full match on Friday night as the Aussies lost 4-1 to Norway but instead of being involved against Columbia tonight, Mooy has been sent back to Huddersfield with an unspecified injury.

The former Manchester City midfielder has only just returned after a month out with a knee injury, playing in the home draw with Swansea and disastrous home defeat to Palace before joining up with Australia.

Midfielder Danny Williams is already ruled out for the season with a fractured fibula.

Defender Terence Kongolo is a big doubt with a hip injury.

German defender Michael Hefele will definitely miss with a knee injury.

Jon Stankovic has been a long-term injury with an ACL knee injury.

The biggest worry for David Wagner is that at the minute he looks to have only two first team squad central midfielders available for Saturday.

One of those is first team regular Jonathan Hogg but the other one is former Sunderland player Dean Whitehead – he is now 36 and hasn’t started a Premier League game all season, only 64 PL minutes from the bench.


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