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Official Newcastle United injury update – Availability for Manchester City match (and beyond…)

1 month ago
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An official Newcastle United injury update on Friday morning.

Eddie Howe speaking to journalists.

The NUFC Head Coach speaking after the much needed completely dominant 3-0 victory over Sunderland in the FA Cup.

Plus of course now, Eddie Howe preparing for this massive challenge of Man City in the Premier League on Saturday.

A massive blow though, with Eddie Howe updating on Joelinton:

“It isn’t good, it is an injury that will see him miss a minimum of six weeks, it is a real blow for us.

“He is such an important player.

“He has a problem with his tendon in his quad.

“He is very disappointed, he wants to play and do well – we have had to try and pick him up.

“He is our midfield driving force, it is a big blow.”

This Friday morning Newcastle United injury update for Man City (and beyond…), Craig Hope of The Mail having given these other key injury / availability messages from Eddie Howe:

Joe Willock – Won’t be back ‘anytime soon’ with his Achilles problem.

Jacob Murphy – Is ‘close’ to returning from his shoulder injury.

Elliot Anderson – Won’t be back ‘anytime soon’ with his back problem.

Harvey Barnes – Winger is ‘getting closer but has a long way to go.’

Callum Wilson – Eddie Howe is ‘hopeful’ the striker could be back at the end of January, as he recovers from a calf injury.

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