Newcastle United injury update as three senior players ruled out of Nottingham Forest opener

The latest on the Newcastle United injury front with three players ruled out against Nottingham Forest.

Jonjo Shelvey will undergo further tests to determine the extent of his hamstring injury.

The Newcastle United midfielder limped out of the pre-season defeat to Benfica and will miss Saturday’s Premier League opener with Nottingham Forest.

How long Shelvey will be on the sidelines remains unknown however, with the midfielder travelling to London for another assessment.

Howe, speaking to reporters ahead of Forest, said: “Jonjo is in London, I think, tonight for another assessment.

Newcastle United central midfielder Jonjo Shelvey. (Photo by Gualter Fatia/Getty Images)

“We don’t have any clear timeframe for you on his injury. He’s probably the big one to come out of pre-season.”

The Magpies head coach confirmed Jamal Lewis and Federico Fernandez remain unavailable, while Javier Manquillo is back in training after missing the whole of pre-season with a groin injury.

“Everyone else... we’ve got Jamal Lewis and Fede Fernandez who are working their way back to fitness which shouldn’t be too long,” Howe said.

(Javier) Manquillo is back in training and looking good.

“We’re not too bad, apart from them.”