Alexander Isak, Allan Saint-Maximin & Fabian Schar: Newcastle United return dates ahead of Everton

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Newcastle United injury list and potential return dates as Eddie Howe’s side prepare for Everton.

It wasn’t good news on the injury following Newcastle United’s goalless draw against Manchester United on Sunday.

Although Jonjo Shelvey returned to the matchday squad for the first time this season, Eddie Howe revealed injury setbacks for Alexander Isak and Allan Saint-Maximin.

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NewcastleWorld takes a look at when the pair and the Magpies’ other injured players could return to action:

Fabian Schar

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The injury

Schar limped out of Newcastle’s draw at Old Trafford in the closing stages with cramp.

What’s been said?

The Switzerland defender told NUFCTV: “It’s going to be fine, don’t worry. I didn’t want to come off but I was at the point where I couldn’t really walk anymore.

“It was better someone else who was 100 per-cent came in. It’s going to be fine.”

Potential return date

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With Schar having declared himself fit, the 30-year-old should be available to face Everton on Wednesday.

Allan Saint-Maximin

Newcastle United winger Allan Saint-Maximin.  (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)Newcastle United winger Allan Saint-Maximin.  (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Newcastle United winger Allan Saint-Maximin. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) | Getty Images

The injury

Saint-Maximin has suffered a recurrence of the hamstring injury that kept him out for five games between late August and early October.

What’s been said?

Howe said after Sunday’s goalless draw against Manchester United:  “Maxi’s got a very tight irritation of his hamstring.

“The problem we have is on his own that would be very small and probably a few days about but because it’s the third time he’s done it, we have to be very careful with his return to play.”

Potential return date

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The Frenchman is expected to miss games against Everton and Tottenham before being re-assessed ahead of the Aston Villa game on Saturday, October 29.

Alexander Isak

Newcastle United striker Alexander Isak. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)Newcastle United striker Alexander Isak. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Newcastle United striker Alexander Isak. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) | Getty Images

The injury

Isak has suffered in his recovery from a thigh injury, just when he set for a return to action after three weeks out.

What’s been said?

Howe said: “Alex has reinjured his thigh, very similar to the first one he picked up with Sweden. He’s going to be out for a period of time.

“We probably won’t see him before we break for the World Cup.”

Potential return date

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United’s first fixture after the World Cup is Leicester City away on Boxing Day.

Matt Ritchie

Newcastle United winger Matt Ritchie and head coach Eddie Howe. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)Newcastle United winger Matt Ritchie and head coach Eddie Howe. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Newcastle United winger Matt Ritchie and head coach Eddie Howe. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) | Getty Images

The injury

Ritchie sustained a calf injury in training during the recent international break.

What’s been said?

“Matt has picked up a calf problem,” Howe said on Friday. “We don’t know whether he’ll be back before the World Cup but he’s doing well.”

Potential return date

Similar to Isak, Ritchie might not be available until the Boxing Day clash on Boxing Day.

Karl Darlow

Newcastle United goalkeeper Karl Darlow.  (Photo by Gualter Fatia/Getty Images)Newcastle United goalkeeper Karl Darlow.  (Photo by Gualter Fatia/Getty Images)
Newcastle United goalkeeper Karl Darlow. (Photo by Gualter Fatia/Getty Images) | Getty Images

The injury

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Darlow sustained a ‘strange’ knee injury in training, which prompted Newcastle to sign former Liverpool goalkepeer Loris Karius as short-term cover.

What’s been said?

Howe said: “Karl won’t be out long-term, we anticipate he’ll be back around six to eight weeks, we’re hoping it’s more six than eight, in which case he’ll be available for a lot of games.”

Potential return date

The 31-year-old will push for a return before the World Cup break, or return in December.

Emil Krafth

The injury

Krafth suffered an ACL injury during the Carabao Cup win at Tranmere Rovers in August.

What’s been said?

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“Slow progress for Emil, yeah. It’s a serious injury,” Howe said last week. “He’s back in Sweden with his family in the early stages of his rehab.

“Knowing Emil, he will do his work and be very dedicated to that. Very disappointed for him because he was an important part of our squad and we’re missing him.”

Potential return date

Any date from March 2023 onwards.

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