Steve Bruce issues encouraging Callum Wilson injury update at Newcastle United
Callum Wilson’s slowly stepping up his rehabilitation at Newcastle United.
Wilson suffered a “devastating” hamstring injury in last month’s 3-2 win over Southampton. The striker, the relegation-threatened club’s 10-goal leading scorer, could return to training later this month ahead of Newcastle’s final nine Premier League fixtures.
Bruce, United's head coach, delivered an update on Wilson, signed from Bournemouth last summer in a £20million deal, ahead of tomorrow’s game against West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns.
“As far as Callum’s concerned, it’s rest and recovery,” said Bruce, who lost Miguel Almiron and Allan Saint-Maximin to injuries in last weekend’s 1-1 draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers. “We have to let nature take its course to start with. He’s working with the physios, and lightly jogging, but, unfortunately, he’s still going to be a bit away.”
Bruce added: One's a muscle injury and one's an impact on his knee. We can't give a time schedule but we're hoping that, maybe after the international break, we can have the two of them back."
Newcastle are just three points above the relegation zone ahead of the West Brom game.
"Is it a must win? We’d like to win,” said Bruce, who had a training ground row with Matt Ritchie this week. “I don’t think you can put it as a must win.
"You know, talking about a tough week, and all the rest of it, and I’ve had a row with a player, as far as I’m concerned that happens up and down the land at every training ground up and down the country in my experience.”