'Hopefully' - Newcastle United star issues message as fresh injury concern v Chelsea confirmed

Kieran Trippier of Newcastle United applauds the fans as he leaves the field after picking up a injury after receiving medical treatment during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Wolverhampton Wanderers at St. James Park on March 02, 2024 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)Kieran Trippier of Newcastle United applauds the fans as he leaves the field after picking up a injury after receiving medical treatment during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Wolverhampton Wanderers at St. James Park on March 02, 2024 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Kieran Trippier of Newcastle United applauds the fans as he leaves the field after picking up a injury after receiving medical treatment during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Wolverhampton Wanderers at St. James Park on March 02, 2024 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) | Getty Images
Kieran Trippier is Newcastle United's latest injury concern.

Newcastle United right-back Kieran Trippier is hopeful his calf injury is nothing serious after being forced out of the 3-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers.

First-half goals from Alexander Isak and Anthony Gordon put the Magpies 2-0 before Trippier withdrew in the 52nd minute. His replacement Tino Livramento added a third in stoppage time.

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United head coach Eddie Howe admitted afterwards Trippier's issue was a concern. He said: “Kieran felt something in his calf and had to come off the pitch. That is a concern for us, although I don’t know how serious it is at this moment."

Kieran Trippier of Newcastle United applauds the fans as he leaves the field after picking up a injury after receiving medical treatment during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Wolverhampton Wanderers at St. James Park on March 02, 2024 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)Kieran Trippier of Newcastle United applauds the fans as he leaves the field after picking up a injury after receiving medical treatment during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Wolverhampton Wanderers at St. James Park on March 02, 2024 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Kieran Trippier of Newcastle United applauds the fans as he leaves the field after picking up a injury after receiving medical treatment during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Wolverhampton Wanderers at St. James Park on March 02, 2024 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) | Getty Images

Providing an update on Instagram, Trippier said: "Great win for the team today. Frustrating to go off injured, hopefully it’s nothing too serious."

Howe's side now have a nine day break before they visit Chelsea a week on Monday. Newcastle are four points above the Blues, who have a game in hand, with both teams locked a race for European qualification.

Trippier is set to attend the North East Football Writers' dinner this evening where he collect his Player of the Year award.

The 33-year-old has missed just three matches this campaign and will hope the period between Wolves and Chelsea will be enough time for the England international to recover.

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