Allan Saint-Maximin posts Newcastle United injury update as player’s whereabouts revealed
Newcastle United star Allan Saint-Maximin is working his way back from a hamstring injury.
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However, the 26-year-old was unable to feature at the Gtech Community Stadium on Saturday after scan results revealed a hamstring issue, which is set to rule him out for “maybe a couple of weeks”, according to Eddie Howe.
“I don’t think it’s serious with Allan,” said the Magpies’ head coach. “He didn’t feel 100 per-cent in the West Ham game so we decided to scan him and it revealed a very minor problem with his hamstring. We knew pretty much straight away he wasn’t going to be available for this game.
“Maybe a couple of weeks - I’m guessing slightly. Nothing too serious but that was a big blow because of the form Allan has been in. But again, we back the strength of the squad.”
Following a run of three matches in six days - four of which were spent in London - Howe granted his players a few days off after Brentford, and Saint-Maximin is understood to have travelled to France.
It appears Saint-Maximin is wasting no time in his recovery however, with the player looking busy on his Instagram account. The former Nice star has been running on the treadmill and spending time in an oxygen therapy hyperbaric chamber.
Having been restricted to 11 Premier League starts this term because of injury, Saint-Maximin’s future has been a topic of discussion. The player himself revealed he had the opportunity to leave St James’ Park in January but the club wanted him to stay.
“When you feel that the club, the manager and every single person in Newcastle wants you then, of course, you want to stay,” Saint-Maximin told Sky Sports.
“But the day I don’t have that feeling for sure I will have no other choice but to go to the place that really wants me. I don’t think about that now. I’m really focused on my goal - which is helping Newcastle try and reach the Champions League.
“After that, I will think about what is best for me and I will have a chat with the club and the manager about what they want and I will have to make a decision for sure. But I really want to see myself and my future here in Newcastle.”
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