Bruno Guimaraes, Allan Saint-Maximin, Callum Wilson: Newcastle United potential return dates

The Newcastle United injury latest on the likes of Bruno Guimaraes, Allan Saint-Maximin and Callum Wilson.

<p>Newcastle United midfielder Bruno Guimaraes.  (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)</p>

Newcastle United midfielder Bruno Guimaraes. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Newcastle United will hope to have players back from injury for the visit of Bournemouth on Saturday afternoon.

Premier League football resumes this weekend after the previous round of fixtures were postponed as a mark of respect for Queen Elizabeth’s II passing.

Eddie Howe comes up against his former club for the first time since leaving the Cherries in August 2020.

Here, NewcastleWorld takes a look at the Magpies’ current injury and each player’s potential return date:

Bruno Guimaraes

Newcastle United midfielder Bruno Guimaraes. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

The injury

The Brazilian picked up a hamstring injury in the 3-3 draw with Manchester City, which wasn’t detected until after the Carabao Cup win at Tranmere Rovers.

What’s been said?

After missing games against Wolves, Liverpool and Crystal Palace, Guimaraes was pushing for a return for the postponed West Ham fixture.

He told NUFC TV: “I’ve been working hard for this.

“It’s my goal, but I don’t know if I’ll be ready. I know I need to answer this question for many fans today. I’m doing my best to be ready as much as possible.”

Potential return date

The midfielder could return in time to face Bournemouth on Saturday (September 17) if the game indeed goes ahead.

Allan Saint-Maximin

The injury

Saint-Maximin injured his hamstring during the 1-1 draw at Wolves, where it was his late volley that earned United a point.

The Frenchman missed games against Liverpool and Crystal Palace.

What’s been said?

Howe revealed after the 2-1 loss at Liverpool: “There is no muscle pull with Allan, it’s more just a bit of swelling. We’re hopeful it won’t be too long.”

Fans who follow Saint-Maximin on Instagram will know he has been pushing for a return.

Potential return date

The 25-year-old is on course to return to action at the same time as Guimaraes.

Callum Wilson

The injury

The Magpies No.9 was forced off after 70 minutes during the six-goal thriller with Manchester City with a hamstring issue.

Wilson scored twice in United’s opening three Premier League matches.

What’s been said?

“I’ve had a bit of setback,” Wilson told the BBC Footballer’s Football Podcast. “It’s disappointing because I started the season well, I found my form and rhythm.

“It’s only a couple of weeks but it’s a couple of weeks I haven’t got to lose, especially last year with my Achilles issue and then this year with a little tweak in my hamstring.”

The 30-year-old was understood to be a week or so behind Guimaraes and Saint-Maximin in his recovery before the West Ham postponement.

Potential return date

Wilson could be back in contention to face former club Bournemouth on Saturday afternoon.

Karl Darlow

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

The injury

United’s second choice goalkeeper picked up an ankle ligament injury in training last week that is set to see him sidelined until after the World Cup.

As cover, Newcastle have signed former Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius on a free transfer.

What’s been said?

Howe has not addressed the media since the 31-year-old’s injury.

Potential return date

Christmas or early 2023.

Jonjo Shelvey

Newcastle United midfielder Jonjo Shelvey. (Photo by Gualter Fatia/Getty Images)

The injury

The midfielder was forced to withdraw with a hamstring injury during the 3-2 Eusebio Cup defeat to Benfica in pre-season.

What’s been said?

Howe said: “We had a number of scans and opinions because we wanted to make the right call. It wasn’t a clear or simple injury.

“He’s had an operation and is expected to be out around 12 weeks.

“He was very disappointed obviously, he worked very hard in pre-season and looked in really good physical shape.

“It was a real shame for him and for us but he’s on the road to recovery now and is in a much better place after the operation and before mentally.

“We’re looking forward to getting him back.”

Potential return date

Shelvey will hope to return in time for Newcastle’s Boxing Day trip to Leicester City as he uses the World Cup break as a mini pre-season.

Emil Krafth

Newcastle United right-back Emil Krafth. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

The injury

The Sweden international was stretchered off against Tranmere Rovers and scan results revealed a serious knee injury.

What’s been said?

“It’s a massive blow for us,” Howe said last month.

“Emil has been superb for us on and off the pitch ever since I came to the football club in all sorts of ways, he’s a brilliant guy.

“We’re all really feeling for him at the moment. It’s an ACL injury, so he’ll be out for a number of months.”

Meanwhile, Krafth said: Hard to find words and still can’t believe it. This was not the way I wanted the season to start!

“Gonna be out for several months with a knee injury. Devastated I can’t be out there and help the team, but I will do my best to push the lads to reach success!

“One thing I know is that the sun will rise tomorrow again and I will work extremely hard to get back as soon as possible!

“Thanks for all the messages and love you all have given me. See you soon back out there!”

Potential return date

With Krafth out for six to nine months, he could return any time from March onwards.