Bruno Guimaraes ‘issue’ ahead of Everton as Newcastle United set to make late fitness calls

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Newcastle United injury news ahead of the Premier League clash at Everton.

Newcastle United will make late calls on a few players ahead of tomorrow night’s Premier League visit to Everton (kick-off 7:45pm).

Eddie Howe’s side take on the Toffees fresh from hammering Tottenham Hotspur at St James’ Park on Sunday, a 6-1 scoreline that further underlined their Champions League credentials.

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Fabian Schar is among the players being assessed after limping off in the closing stages against Spurs with a hamstring problem.

“We’ve got a couple of knocks,” Howe revealed. “Bruno [Guimaraes], we think, will be OK, no problems. Fabian is one that we’ll have to check, and make a late call on. Same situation with a couple of other lads.”

Newcastle United midfielder Bruno Guimaraes. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)Newcastle United midfielder Bruno Guimaraes. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Newcastle United midfielder Bruno Guimaraes. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) | Getty Images

Bruno Guimaraes recently admitted to nursing an ankle problem. The 25-year-old has been suffering with it since being forced to withdraw at half-time against Fulham back in January.

“There’s obviously a slight issue there where he’s twisted his ankle initially and it was quite a nasty injury,” said Howe. “When he has an action in a game whether there’s a kick or a twist, there’s a slight bit of pain in his ankle for a period of time, then it settles down quickly.

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“He’s in consultation with the medical team. He went through a two-week spell where it didn’t bother him at all but obviously aggravated on Sunday. We don’t see it being a long-term problem but that’s for the medical team and Bruno top hopefully find a solution.”

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