Steve Bruce issues big Newcastle United injury update on Callum Wilson, Federico Fernandez, Javier Manquillo and Joelinton

Steve Bruce has issued positive injury updates on a clutch of Newcastle United players.

Friday, 26th February 2021, 10:30 am
Updated Friday, 26th February 2021, 10:49 am

Bruce today spoke to the media ahead of the relegationt-threatened club’s home game against Wolverhampton Wanderers tomorrow, and Joelinton, forced off against Manchester United last weekend with a groin injury, is fit, though the game could come too soon for Federico Fernandez.

"Joelinton’s OK,” said head coach Bruce. “Feddy Fernandez has trained all week. It still might be a bit too early for him. Everybody else is OK.”

Callum Wilson (hamstring) and Javier Manquillo (ankle) are also making good progress from their longer-term injuries.

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“Manquillo’s doing very, very well,” said Bruce. “Better than we thought with his ankle problem. Fab Schar had his operation, so he’s still in crutches and a knee brace, and Callum Wilson’s now three, four weeks, so he’s making good progress. Obviously, it’s a muscle injury, so we’ve got to box clever.”

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