Allan Saint-Maximin injury worry for Newcastle United ahead of Manchester City game

Eddie Howe’s sweating on the fitness of Allan Saint-Maximin for Newcastle United’s festive programme.

Saint-Maximin was forced off late in last night’s 3-1 defeat to Liverpool with an injury. The influential winger had needed treatment after a heavy challenge at Anfield, and Howe was asked for an update on him after the Premier League game.

"With Maxi, I think he took a really nasty tackle,” said United’s head coach. “I don’t know whether his injury is related to that tackle, or is more muscular. I’ve no idea.

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"I tried to speak to him as he came off, but I didn’t manage to get clear communication on what that was. Fingers crossed for him, he’s such a big player for us. We don’t want to lose him for any amount of time.”

Allan Saint-Maximin gets treatment at Anfield.Allan Saint-Maximin gets treatment at Anfield.
Allan Saint-Maximin gets treatment at Anfield.

Howe, now preparing for Sunday’s home game against Premier League champions Manchester City, also lost Jamal Lewis to an injury. The defender limped off with a hamstring problem early in the game.

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