What’s the latest news involving Trippier?
It’s been a frustrating few months for the England right-back, who’s still recovering from a fractured foot he suffered in his fifth game for the club against Aston Villa back in February.
But Trippier is no longer wearing a protective boot and is close to making a full return to training.
Ahead of Sunday’s victory over Leicester, Eddie Howe was asked about Trippier’s condition and said that he is back on the grass and running once again following more than two months out.
He said: “Kieran I think is very slightly ahead of schedule. He is beginning to run on the grass again with his boots on. That is a great sign for us. He still has to now build up his fitness and everything that comes with that.”
Howe also revealed that Wilson has started some minor shooting drills on the training pitch, but Downie reckons that Trippier is further along his recovery than the frontman.
What did Downie say about Trippier?
He told GIVEMESPORT: “He’s certainly more advanced than Callum Wilson is. Obviously they’re different injuries.
“I’m not sure it was a setback with Callum Wilson, I think it was always from the start that he was going to return towards the end of the season.”
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When could Trippier return?
Newcastle are back in action when they host Crystal Palace on Wednesday night, although the visit of the Eagles will come too soon for the right-back.
After that, the Magpies’ remaining April fixtures are against Norwich and Liverpool, while they have four more games in May.
With Trippier not even back in full training, it would appear likely that he won’t make his comeback before May, especially after Howe wasn’t even able to give an exact date when he was pushed for a timescale after the Leicester win.
He said: “No dates at the moment or games identified. We just want them to feel good within themselves and their respective injuries.”