Eddie Howe provides Javier Manquillo injury update at Newcastle United after Kieran Trippier blow

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Both Newcastle United full-backs Kieran Trippier and Javier Manquillo were injured in the 1-0 win over Aston Villa last weekend.

Eddie Howe has confirmed Javier Manquillo’s injury at Newcastle United is not as bad as first feared.

The Spaniard was one of two casualties in the 1-0 win over Aston Villa on Sunday as the Magpies recorded a third consecutive Premier League win.

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Kieran Trippier, whose free-kick won the game for United, was forced to withdraw on 48 minutes before it was confirmed he had fractured the fifth metatarsal in his left foot.

Howe: ‘We don’t think it’s serious’

Manquillo was an earlier departure late in the first-half and it was initially feared the 27-year-old had suffered ligament damage to his ankle.

However, as reported by NewcastleWorld on Wednesday, Manquillo’s injury is not serious, although he will miss Saturday’s trip to West Ham.

Howe said: “Manquillo went off after landing awkwardly on his ankle following a header but we don’t think that’s serious but he’ll miss the game (West Ham).

“Apart from that, we’re sort of as we were.”

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Who else is out injured for Newcastle?

Asides from Trippier and Manquillo, Newcastle also have other players out injured.

Top scorer Callum Wilson is recovering from a calf injury and, like Trippier, is unlikely to return until the final month of the season.

Federico Fernandez has also been sidelined with a similar problem, though the Argentine is believed to be closing in on full fitness.

Matt Ritchie is edging closer having missed the last three games with a knee injury.

Isaac Hayden (knee) and Jamal Lewis (groin) are not included in Newcastle’s 25-man Premier League squad.

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