Eddie Howe issues Newcastle United injury update on Joelinton, Jamaal Lascelles and Federico Fernandez

Eddie Howe has issued an injury update from Newcastle United’s training camp in Saudi Arabia.

Wednesday, 26th January 2022, 1:39 pm

Joelinton, Jamaal Lascelles and Paul Dummett were forced off during last weekend’s 1-0 win over Leeds United at Elland Road. The trio, however, still travelled to Jeddah for the club’s training camp.

“The three players that came off, none of them have trained, and we don’t expect them to immediately,” said head coach Howe. “I’m not sure of the extent of the injuries. I think it’s one of those difficult ones to judge, because we may need scans to determine that, and we haven’t had the luxury of doing that yet.”

Meanwhile, Federico Fernandez, sidelined since last month with a thigh injury, is “edging closer” to a return.

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“He’s edging closer to returning to the group,” said Howe. “He’s not quite there yet, so this is a delicate stage. We want him back as quickly as possible, but we don’t want to push him to where he has a setback.”

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