Newcastle United have confirmed Miguel Almiron will be sidelined for SIX weeks after picking up a thigh injury in training.
The 29-year-old’s injury was confirmed by Paraguay boss Guillermo Barros Schelotto in the build-up to Friday night’s 2-1 win at Nottingham Forest.
Schelotto revealed he was unable to select Almiron for the upcoming international break, and stated he would be sidelined for three weeks.
However, the extent is worse than what Schelotto reported, with United head coach Eddie Howe confirming the winger will be absent for the next six weeks.
“Miggy pulled a thigh muscle in training and it’s, unfortunately, it’s quite a bad one. It’ll be six weeks,” Howe said after the stoppage time win at the City Ground.
The Paraguayan had been enjoying his best-ever season in a Magpies shirt since joining from MLS side Atlanta United in January 2019, with his 11 goals seeing him top the club’s goalscoring ranks.
Jacob Murphy is set to continue on the right wing for the foreseeable future with Newcastle also without £45million January signing Anthony Gordon.