New claim on Miguel Almiron's injury as Newcastle United midfielder starts rehabilitation

New details of Miguel Almiron’s injury have been reported in Paraguay.

Wednesday, 3rd March 2021, 10:25 am

Newcastle United yesterday issued a statement confirming that the midfielder had hurt his knee. The relegation-threatened club also revealed that Allan Saint-Maximin had suffered a groin injury in the same game.

However, the club gave no further details of Almiron’s injury.

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There’s huge interest in Almiron’s injury in the midfielder’s native Paraguay given that the 27-year-old is now set to miss the World Cup qualifiers against Chile and Colombia, and national team doctor Osvaldo Insfran has given an update for the Paraguayan media. Insfran told ABC Cardinal that Almiron had suffered a mild MCL sprain of his right knee.

“Miguel Almiron's injury is in the right knee, in the collateral ligament, a slight grade one injury,” said Insfran.

Steve Bruce spoke about the “ludicrous” possibility of Almiron having to quarantine on his return from the Paraguay games last month given that he would be visiting two countries on the Government’s coronavirus “red list”.

“I think we’re going to have to be guided by the Premier League, and what they suggest,” said United's head coach, “It’s ludicrous (that Almiron could miss two Premier League games).

Miguel Almiron is treated after suffering a knee injury.
Miguel Almiron is treated after suffering a knee injury.

"We’re aware that they’re World Cup qualifiers. It’s that awful balancing act. We are in the worldwide pandemic, but we’ll be guided by the Premier League, and will try to get assurances from them as to what is required – and what is not.”

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