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Allan Saint-Maximin won’t play again this year – Sky Sports

1 year ago

Bad news on Allan Saint-Maximin.

The winger had ice on his ankle after the win at Sheffield United on Thursday.

Then despite carrying  an injury, Steve Bruce played ASM against Southampton on Sunday.

The former Nice star leaving St James Park on crutches after the game with a hamstring problem.

Now Sky Sports have revealed that due to the injury the player won’t play again this year.

Instead he will be back in mid-January 2020 at the earliest according to the broadcaster.

They talk of Allan Saint-Maximin missing a ‘potential six games’, which would be Burnley (A), Palace (H), Man Utd (A), Everton (H) and Leicester (H) in the Premier League, as well as the FA Cup third round match on Saturday 4 January.

However, by the sounds of it even that sounds a little bit optimistic, as Newcastle are away at Wolves on 11 January, in only 31 days time.

Whilst Allan Saint-Maximin contributed to Sunday’s win, even Steve Bruce admitted after the game that maybe he shouldn’t have played the 22 year old. Short-term gain for potential long-term pain if ASM is missing for a considerable number of matches now.

In the 10 Premier League matches he has started, Newcastle have picked up 20 points. In the other six without him in the starting eleven, only two points.

This is a repeat of earlier in the season when Allan Saint-Maximin came back into full training on a Friday and only two days later Steve Bruce started him at Spurs, the winger forced off with a worse hamstring injury than he had previously suffered and missing more unnecessary games.


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