Here is Newcastle United’s current injury list heading into Sunday’s Premier League fixture against Wolverhampton Wanderers at St James’ Park (4:30pm kick-off).
Newcastle will be hoping to end a run of three straight defeats in all competitions when they host Wolves this weekend. The Magpies are set to welcome back Fabian Schar from a concussion injury that kept him out of last Saturday’s 2-0 defeat at Manchester City.
Bruno Guimaraes has also been suffering with his ankle but has trained fully through the week without any reported issues. The Magpies will be without Joelinton as he serves the first of his two-match yellow card suspension after receiving his 10th booking of the season against City.
Head coach Eddie Howe also confirmed a new injury blow in his squad with January signing Harrison Ashby currently sidelined with a hamstring issue.
Elsewhere, Ryan Fraser has been forced to train with the Under-21s squad having been frozen out by Howe after asking to leave the club in January. Emil Krafth remains a long-term absentee.
Here is Newcastle United’s current list of unavailable players...
1. Sven Botman - illness
Sven Botman withdrew from the Netherlands squad to face France during the international break due to a ‘virus infection’. He is expected to recover in time for Newcastle’s return to Premier League action having took part in training at Newcastle. Estimated return date: 02/04 - Manchester United (H) Photo: OLI SCARFF
2. Fabian Schar - foot
Fabian Schar missed out on a call-up to the Switzerland squad during the international break due to a minor foot injury. He will have benefitted from the extended break and should be available this weekend. What Howe said: “Fabian’s been carrying lots of different things in the last few weeks. He’s been carrying a foot problem, and also had concussion, so I think it’s just a chance for him to rest his body – and go again.”
Estimated return date: 02/04 - Manchester United (H) Photo: OLI SCARFF
3. Nick Pope - knock
Pope withdrew from the England squad due to a ‘minor injury’. The goalkeeper has been receiving treatment but managed to get through Newcastle’s full match against Nottingham Forest on Friday night. Estimated return date: 02/04 - Manchester United (H)
4. Joelinton - suspended
After stepping on Ruben Dias’ foot, Joelinton picked up his 10th yellow card of the season in the Premier League against Manchester City had to sit out the next two matches due to suspension. He will be back available for Newcastle’s return to Premier League action next month. What Howe said: “With the two games we’ve got to come before the international break, that’s going to be a long absence for him. I thought it was a harsh booking.”
Estimated return date: 02/04 - Manchester United (H) Photo: Getty