Newcastle United give fitness and availability update on Joelinton, Carroll, ASM and Lejeune
Newcastle United have given an update on the fitness and/or availability of a number of players.
As well as a chaotic summer and tough set of opening fixtures, NUFC have also experienced a number of injury problems.
With no points and tough games ahead, starting with Spurs on Sunday, Steve Bruce needs some key players back as quickly as possible.
Ahead of that game on Sunday, Newcastle United have confirmed that despite being forced off on Saturday at Norwich, Joelinton was ok to train on Tuesday and will be available for Tottenham. Newspaper reports had previously confirmed that scans had shown no lasting damage from the knock to his hip at Norwich.
Also encouraging on Allan Saint-Maximin.
Newcastle United reporting that whilst ASM didn’t train with the rest of the squad yesterday, they are hopeful he will be able to later this week and shake off his hamstring issue, to be available for Sunday.
For the not so immediate, the club also stated that Andy Carroll and Florian Lejeune were progressing and had now moved to train outside with fitness coaches, though so far they can’t join in training with the rest of the squad. Here’s hoping the pair could be targeting a time in September when they can become available.
Newcastle United official report:
‘Newcastle United are determined to claim their first Premier League win of the season against last season’s Champions League finalists Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.
Steve Bruce’s side lost to Norwich City last weekend and that followed an opening day defeat to Arsenal. The games don’t get any easier but, ahead of a first ever visit to Spurs’ new stadium, the players looked to be in a positive frame of mind as they look to kickstart their campaign.
Joelinton – who picked up a hip injury at Carrow Road – was fit enough to train and while Allan Saint-Maximin did not take part in Tuesday morning’s session, he could still be involved against Spurs depending on his progress over the next couple of days.
In another boost for Bruce, Andy Carroll and Florian Lejeune were both training outside and although they have yet to resume full training, both are getting closer under the guidance of the club’s medical staff.’
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