Newcastle United handed major injury concern


Newcastle United have endured a mixed season so far.

Last term saw the Magpies comfortably avoid relegation after a difficult season and the hope was that they would look to kick on this time around.

That's not quite happening.

From eight games so far, Newcastle have won just three games and drawn two leaving them with a tally of 11 points.

While far from disastrous, it's probably not enough to make fans too optimistic for the season ahead.

Friday night's result saw the Tynesiders sink to a 2-0 defeat against Southampton.

While the Saints have been very impressive so far this term, that shouldn't detract from how poor Steve Bruce's side were on the night.

Unfortunately things got even worse for them on the south coast with the news that Callum Wilson could be set for a spell on the sidelines.


The striker hobbled off in the 78th minute in some pain, and according to Bruce, this is down to a hamstring injury.

As quoted by the Daily Mail, Bruce said: "It's a hamstring and we don't know how bad it is yet. He needs a scan.

"We'll not know how bad it is until we get him scanned. We hope that it's not too bad but we'll see."

GIVEMESPORT'S Phil Spencer says...

This would be a huge blow for Newcastle United.

Things just aren't clicking for the Magpies at the moment and that will be a concern for supporters and management alike.

Don't get me wrong, Newcastle's start hasn't been horrendous, but there's plenty of room for improvement.


Losing Callum Wilson will not help that.

The striker may have only arrived at the club over the summer but he's already looking like a leading figure for Steve Bruce's side.

Thankfully the international break looks to have come at the right time.

After undertaking a scan, the break gives Wilson a two-week headstart on his recovery.

Whether he'll be back when Premier League football resume or not remains to be seen, but supporters will be praying for some good news from the medical staff.

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