Miguel Almiron set to miss Newcastle's final games - but his season might not be over yet

Miguel Almiron has been ruled for the rest of the season after suffering a hamstring injury in Saturday's 3-1 win over Southampton.

Miguel Almiron
Miguel Almiron

The 25-year-old left the field in tears in the 64th-minute before being handed a standing ovation by the St James's Park crowd.

Early signs over the weekend had suggested Almiron's end to the season would be cut short - and those have proven to be right, United's medical staff have confirmed.

That means the 25-year-old will miss this weekend's trip to Brighton and Hove Albion before sitting out the games against Liverpool and Fulham.

Since joining from Atlanta United for a club record £20million, Almiron has transformed the United attack and steered them away from relegation trouble.

His partnership with Salomon Rondon and Ayoze Perez has seen them branded as the 'Three Amigos' - with the latter enjoying a run of five goals in six games.

It comes as a blow for the Magpies fans, who have been left excited by the South American, however can take comfort from the fact they have already secured their top-flight status.

That said, Almiron could still appear ahead of next season, who has hopes of recovering in time for the Copa America in July.


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Newcastle confirmed they have been in communication with - and will continue to liaise with the Paraguayan Football Association over Almiron's recovery.