Miguel Almiron steps up his comeback bid at Newcastle United

Miguel Almiron's stepping up his fitness bid ahead of Paraguay's Copa America campaign.

Friday, 10th May 2019, 9:52 am
Miguel Almiron in tears.

Almiron suffered a season-ending hamstring injury in last month's home win over Southampton.

The winger, signed from Atlanta United in January, left the pitch in tears.

Miguel Almiron.

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Speaking at the time, Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez said: "He was doing well and the fans love him.

"He was working very hard, and it's not easy for a player who was doing well in another country, at a massive club in front of 52,000 fans, to then get injured and maybe have to be out for the rest of the season."

Almiron saw a specialist in Spain before returning to Tyneside to start his rehabilitation ahead next month's international fixtures.

And the 25-year-old has posted a video update on Instagram.

Almiron is now doing ball work outside at the club's Benton training ground and on course to link up with his Paraguay team-mates ahead of group games against Qatar, Colombia and Argentina.

Meanwhile, Almiron's United team-mates end their Premier League campaign with a fixture away to Fulham on Sunday.