Callum Wilson, Joelinton & others - Newcastle United injury latest and expected return dates ahead of Everton

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Newcastle United’s current injury list and their expected return dates ahead of facing Everton in the Premier League on Tuesday.

Callum Wilson

Wilson won't be back fit until March but when he is available again, you can bet he'll be straight back into the starting XI.Wilson won't be back fit until March but when he is available again, you can bet he'll be straight back into the starting XI.
Wilson won't be back fit until March but when he is available again, you can bet he'll be straight back into the starting XI.

When will Wilson return? The question on every Newcastle fans’ lips after missing out on Hugo Ekitike and Jesse Lingard on deadline day.

The 29-year-old was ruled out for eight weeks at the beginning of January after sustaining a calf injury in the 1-1 draw at home to Manchester United.

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Wilson has been working hard during his rehab, and even joined his teammates for the mid-season trip to Saudi Arabia.

All running to plan, United’s top scorer will return in early March, possibly for when Brighton and Hove Albion visit St James’ Park.

Potential return date: Brighton (H) - March 5.

Joelinton

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The Brazilian has been nursing a groin problem since Eddie Howe arrived at St James’ Park in November.

Unsurprisingly, his inspired form, particularly as a central midfielder, has meant Joelinton’s situation has been managed game-by-game.

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But in the first-half against Leeds United, the 25-year-old could not continue and he was replaced by Sean Longstaff.

Joelinton didn’t train during the Saudi Arabia trip but the good news is, Howe does not believe his injury is serious, so it’s likely he’ll be back for Everton.

Potential return date: Everton (H) - February 8.

Paul Dummett

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The Geordie left-back made just his second start of the season at Leeds having just recovered from a calf injury.

Naturally, given Dummett’s recent issues, there was an immediate worry that he could be set for another lengthy spell on the sidelines.

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Again, Dummett didn’t train during the Saudi Arabia visit but Howe is hopeful it’s nothing more than fatigue.

Potential return date: Everton (H) - February 8.

Matt Ritchie

Former Pompey man Matt Ritchie was in attendance for the Blues defeat to Charlton at Fratton Park.   Picture: Stu Forster/Getty ImagesFormer Pompey man Matt Ritchie was in attendance for the Blues defeat to Charlton at Fratton Park.   Picture: Stu Forster/Getty Images
Former Pompey man Matt Ritchie was in attendance for the Blues defeat to Charlton at Fratton Park. Picture: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Ritchie missed the win at Leeds after Howe confirmed the 32-year-old was touch-and-go with a knee injury.

The 32-year-old didn’t feature in the friendly against Al-Ittihad either, but nothing was confirmed over his current injury status.

All being well, he is likely to be back in contention for Everton.

Potential return date: Everton (H) - February 8.

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Federico Fernandez

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Howe confirmed on Friday that Fernandez was edging closer to a return, but that’s still not expected to be any time soon.

“Fede is back running with physios on the grass but he is not training,” Howe said.

“He would still be some way away from returning, but fingers crossed he is moving in the right direction now.”

The Argentine has been sidelined with a calf problem having made just two substitute appearances under Howe.

Potential return date: Still not known.

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Isaac Hayden

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Hayden served a one-match ban for the 1-1 draw with Manchester United, and the former Arsenal man has been out since.

Indeed, he underwent knee surgery late in December to correct a persistent problem - ruling him out for around two months.

Howe, speaking about Hayden in early January, said: “He’s been playing with that for the benefit of the team while not 100%, but it came to the point where the pain was getting too much.

“We anticipate he’ll be out for around ten weeks.”

Indeed, there is talk that the 26-year-old’s injury could see him left out of the club’s 25-man Premier League squad.

Potential return date: Late March

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