Callum Wilson and Ryan Fraser injury latest as Newcastle United await Emil Krafth update

Newcastle United injury latest ahead of the up

Newcastle United have all fingers crossed that Emil Krafth’s injury is not as bad as initially feared.

The right-back was stretchered off in the first half of the Magpies’ 2-1 Carabao Cup win at Tranmere Rovers on Wednesday night.

Krafth was replaced by Kieran Trippier, who assisted both United’s goals with Jamaal Lascelles and Chris Wood converting from his corner.

“It looks like a knee problem,” Howe confirmed afterwards. “I don’t know how serious it is at this moment but it didn’t look good, he was in quite a bit of pain.

Newcastle United right-back Emil Krafth was stretchered off against Tranmere Rovers. (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

“Touch wood, fingers crossed for him that he’s not out for too long.”

Callum Wilson and Ryan Fraser were left out of the squad that travelled to Birkenhead after both undergoing scans on Monday.

Wilson withdrew from the Magpies’ 3-3 draw with Premier League champions Manchester City, while Fraser picked up a groin issue.

“No, we’re awaiting the results of that scan,” Howe said on Wilson. “Ryan Fraser should be OK for the weekend.”

Newcastle United striker Callum Wilson. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

According to the Daily Telegraph, Wilson is set to spend the next three to four weeks on the sidelines.

To cope without the 30-year-old, Newcastle are hoping to complete a club-record move for Alexander Isak before Sunday’s trip to Wolverhampton Wanderers.