Newcastle United’s injury problems mount with trio facing ‘race against time’ to be fit for Wolves clash
The main injury concern for Eddie Howe and supporters will be the hamstring injury that forced Callum Wilson off the field with 20 minutes left to play.
Wilson has already scored two goals this season, both coming at St James’s Park, and will be a huge miss to United if missing for too long.
Howe revealed he was ‘hoping’ the injury to the striker wasn’t too serious: “He’s OK. Normal process. He’s gone for a scan. We’re waiting on those results. We hope it’s not too serious.”
“I don’t think it will be serious, but, with hamstrings, you have to be very careful. We’ll wait and see the results, and see how long he’s going to be out.”
Wilson missed 20 Premier League games last term through injury which included a 16-game stretch between December and May with a calf-injury.
With four games in the space of ten days, supporters will be hoping Newcastle’s No.9 is fit to make his return to football sooner rather than later.
Another casualty of Sunday’s game came in the form of defender Dan Burn was forced off during injury-time.
After taking a clearance from Sven Botman flush in the face, the Blyth-born defender was treated for a suspected concussion.
Concussion protocols dictate that Burn had to be withdrawn from the game with City and can only return to action at the discretion of the Newcastle United medical staff.
If Burn passes all the relevant tests and is cleared to play, then a return at Molineux could be on the cards.
Newcastle will also be sweating over the fitness of Ryan Fraser who, despite being named on the bench on Sunday, was unable to take part in proceedings with a groin-injury.
Similarly with Wilson, Newcastle are waiting on updates of Fraser’s injury after the winger had a scan following the game.
Newcastle remain without long-term absentee Jonjo Shelvey after the midfielder was ruled-out of action until November.
Howe has to submit his 25-man Premier League squad next week after the summer transfer window closes at 11pm on September 1.