Willock, Trippier & Wilson - Newcastle United injury list and potential return dates

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The latest on the Newcastle United injury front and each player’s potential return date.

Newcastle United welcome Wolverhampton Wanderers to St James’ Park on Friday night as they look to end a run of three straight defeats.

Eddie Howe’s side were beaten badly by Tottenham Hotspur last time out - and it also reportedly come at a cost on the injury front.

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It is understood Joe Willock has joined the Magpies’ injury list. Here, we take a look at the players currently sidelined and their potential return dates:

Joe Willock

The injury

The former Arsenal man is reported to have picked up a knee injury during the 5-1 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur.

What’s been said

Nothing, yet. The injury reports have come from the Daily Mail.

Howe will speak to the media on Thursday morning ahead of Friday’s clash with Wolves.

Potential return date

Willock is rumoured to be a doubt for the Wolves.

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It could be that he returns the weekend after when United host Leicester City on Sunday, April 17.

Miguel Almiron

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The injury

No injury as such. Almiron was absent from Newcastle’s matchday squad at Tottenham on Sunday through illness.

What’s been said

Howe simply confirmed after the Spurs defeat that the Paraguayan had been struck down with an unspecified illness.

Potential return date

The 28-year-old has been back training this week and will be available for selection for the visit of Wolves.

Kieran Trippier

Newcastle United right-back Callum Wilson. Newcastle United right-back Callum Wilson.
Newcastle United right-back Callum Wilson. | Getty Images

The injury

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Trippier broke the fifth metatarsal in his left foot during the 1-0 victory over Aston Villa on February 13.

What’s been said

Trippier went for a progress scan on Friday and Howe revealed after Spurs: “His injury is healing, it’s not totally healed.

“We will be able to start pushing him, maybe not as quickly as we initially wanted to, but I still think he’ll come back this season.

“Again, there’s no definitive date on that but he’s making good progress.”

Potential return date

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While Trippier may have suffered a minor setback, there is hope the 31-year-old can return before the end of April.

As per the Daily Mail, Trippier will miss the next two home games against Wolves and Leicester City before his situation is reassessed.

Federico Fernandez

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The injury

Having only just recovered from a calf injury in February, Fernandez picked up a “slight strain” ahead of Newcastle’s away fixtures at Southampton, Chelsea and Everton.

What’s been said

“Fede picked up a very slight side strain,” Howe said on March 8. “We don’t think it’s serious. It’ll keep him out for a week to 10 days.”

Potential return date

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The Argentine wasn’t in the matchday squad at Spurs but has been spotted in training this week, which suggests he’ll available for selection against Wolves.

Callum Wilson

Newcastle United striker Callum Wilson provides injury update. Newcastle United striker Callum Wilson provides injury update.
Newcastle United striker Callum Wilson provides injury update. | Getty Images

The injury

Wilson, who remains United’s top scorer this campaign, has been sidelined since December 27 after injuring his calf in the 1-1 draw with Manchester United.

What’s been said

Howe said last week: “Callum’s slightly behind Kieran but he’s still making good progress. He’s back on the grass running, but I still think he’s got a little bit more time ahead of him.

“We need to stress the achilles and calf in the right way because if we do it too quickly, he’ll re-injure himself. We do it too slowly then we’ll run out of time for the season.

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“I hope so (see him play again this season). But I can’t tell with any clarity that it’s a certainty. I hope he’ll play this season.”

Certainly, Wilson hopes to be back this month after teasing his return over the weekend with the Instagram caption: “April, how I’ve waited so patiently for you” accompanied with a football and egg timer emoji.

Potential return date

It’s hard to judge.

Sure, Wilson would love to be back before the end of April but Newcastle will not rush him back.

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