Newcastle United handed injury bombshell as star man could miss up to 12 weeks of action

Watch more of our videos on Shots! 
and live on Freeview channel 276
Visit Shots! now
Newcastle United injury news: Callum Wilson is set to miss the majority of the season after being injured during the win over Nottingham Forest last weekend.

Callum Wilson is set to undergo surgery on a pectoral injury and could miss up to 12 weeks of action. Wilson was injured late on during the win over Nottingham Forest and left the pitch with his arm in a makeshift sling.

Wilson had just returned from a calf injury that had kept him out of defeats to Liverpool and Manchester City as well as their wins over Sunderland, Fulham and Aston Villa. This fresh blow comes with Alexander Isak still on the sidelines after he picked up an injury during their match against Unai Emery’s side at Villa Park last month.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

Wilson, who has endured a fair amount of fitness issues during his time on Tyneside, also missed five games between November and December with a hamstring injury. According to the Mail’s Craig Hope, Wilson could be out for between 9-12 weeks with this current injury - a timescale which would mean he is facing a race against time to be fit before the end of the season and England’s Euro 2024 campaign.

Wilson was taken to Qatar by Gareth Southgate for last winter’s World Cup and was initially included in his latest squad back in November - before he was forced to withdraw prematurely following injury. His seven league goals this season had stood him in good stead to force himself into contention for the tournament, however, this latest injury setback may have ended his hopes of being included by the Three Lions manager.

The former Bournemouth man, who has netted 45 times in 90 games for the Magpies, is out of contract at St James’ Park at the end of next season and his future at the club is up in the air. He was reportedly wanted by Atletico Madrid and AC Milan during the January transfer window whilst Chelsea have also shown interest in his signature.

Newcastle United, meanwhile, continue to be without long-term absentees Joelinton and Nick Pope with only Pope expected back in action before the end of the season. There is hope Isak can return to full fitness soon, however, he will likely not be rushed back into action as the club’s only recognised striker.

Comment Guidelines

National World encourages reader discussion on our stories. User feedback, insights and back-and-forth exchanges add a rich layer of context to reporting. Please review our Community Guidelines before commenting.