LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 14: Steve Bruce, Manager of Newcastle United looks on prior to the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Newcastle United at Anfield on September 14, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
Head coach Steve Bruce has seen him forward options, in particular, limited due to injury issues.
This week has brought the news that Andy Carroll could return, but is anyone else close?
Here’s a list of every injured Newcastle United player – with the date, if known, when they are most likely to return.
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A calf problem forced the Switzerland international off against Liverpool. Steve Bruce hinted it could be cramp. POSSIBLE RETURN DATE: Brighton (h).
Turned his ankle in training last week and missed the visit to Liverpool as a result. Ranked as touch and go for the weekend. POSSIBLE RETURN DATE: Leicester City (a) - 29/09.
Has been suffering with a calf problem since the summer, which Newcastle's medical staff cannot get to the bottom of. POSSIBLE RETURN DATE: Unknown.
Ritchie suffered what looked to serious ankle injury in the Carabao Cup loss to Leicester City. But his progress has been remarkable. POSSIBLE RETURN DATE: Manchester United (h) - 06/10.
Striker Carroll is edging closer to fitness and without any reaction to contact this week could well be on the bench this weekend. POSSIBLE RETURN DATE: Pencilled in for Brighton (h).
Suffered a hamstring injury earlier this season, then returned too quickly. Lasted just 16 minutes at Spurs. POSSIBLE RETURN DATE: Unknown.
A groin problem, which required surgery, has plagued the USA international over the summer. POSSIBLE RETURN DATE: Manchester United (h) - 6/10.
The Frenchman suffered a knee injury in April and has again defied medics by making a miraculous recovery. Will take some time to get up to speed, though. POSSIBLE RETURN DATE: Unknown.