Newcastle United head coach Eddie Howe has provided a positive injury update on Ryan Fraser and Joe Willock.
Fraser limped out of the Magpies’ 1-0 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers last Friday after just 13 minutes with a hamstring problem.
The Scotland international had his head in his hands as he departed the St James’ Park field, which suggested the winger could be missing for at least a few weeks.
However, Howe revealed the 28-year-old’s injury is not as bad as first presumed with Fraser having a small chance of returning against Leicester City on Sunday.
Howe said: “I don’t think it’s too bad but it was enough to bring him off (against Wolves).
“He’s had a scan and it showed a very small problem, so hopefully, it won’t be too long for him.
“We’ll have to see whether he makes this game.”
Meanwhile, Willock has trained this week after missing the win versus Wolves with a knee injury.
The United head coach revealed on Friday Willock had gone for an injection to ease the pain, and it seems he has responded well to it.
“Joe’s made good progress,” said Howe. “He’s trained this week. We hope to have him fit.”