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Positive news emerges on injury front for Newcastle United players – Report

3 weeks ago
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The aftermath of the Manchester United match brought big injury concerns regarding some key Newcastle United players.

As well as the disappointment on missing out on an extra two points that pretty much everybody agreed NUFC deserved.

The worry was that new injuries could end up costing Eddie Howe and his team far more points in the coming weeks and months.

The reports after the game said that Newcastle United feared Callum Wilson now had a torn calf muscle, which would likely keep him out for months.

Whilst with Allan Saint-Maximin, it was also believed to be calf related and whilst not on the scale of the number nine’s injury, would still see ASM out for at least a number of weeks.

However, late on Wednesday afternoon we have had a new report giving a far more positive outlook.

Craig Hope covers Newcastle United for The Mail and he has given this positive update.

The man from The Mail says that his information is that the news on Callum Wilson is far better than originally thought, with the striker likely to be out for around four to six weeks, not months as initially feared.

Six weeks and a day after that 1-1 draw with Man Utd, Newcastle are scheduled to play Everton at home on Tuesday 8 February. As things currently stand, NUFC only have three Premier League games (as well as FA Cup commitments) during those six weeks, Southampton away on Sunday 2 January, Watford at home on Saturday 15 January, then Leeds away on Saturday 22 January.

After that things do get far busier, with three PL games separated by only 11 days, from Everton home on 8 Feb and then Villa home on Sunday 13 Feb and West Ham away on Saturday 19 Feb.

There is of course the Everton away game to be fitted in sometime as well.

Even better news than on Callum Wilson, is that The Mail understands that Allan Saint-Maximin’s calf issue ‘is not serious at all’, apparently indicating he may even be available for Southampton away on Sunday, if that game goes ahead.

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