Newcastle United issue Kieran Trippier ‘update’ ahead of Crystal Palace after training absence

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Kieran Trippier was left with a “massive cut” on his foot after Newcastle United’s 1-0 win at Fulham last weekend.

Newcastle United hope to have Kieran Trippier fit and ready to face Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park tomorrow (kick-off 5:30pm).

The England right-back was absent from the club’s training gallery earlier this week, which led to speculation over his whereabouts.

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Indeed, Trippier was hurt during last Sunday’s 1-0 win against Fulham at St James’ Park after picking up a “massive cut” on his right foot.

Newcastle United right-back Kieran Trippier.  (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)Newcastle United right-back Kieran Trippier.  (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)
Newcastle United right-back Kieran Trippier. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images) | Getty Images

Magpies head coach Eddie Howe remain coy over Trippier’s condition and said “fingers cross, yeah” when asked if he’ll start against Palace.

Howe is unlikely to be without Bruno Guimaraes, who rolled his ankle during the early stages against Fulham.

The Brazilian tried to continue after getting some heavy strapping around his ankle but was forced off at the break.

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Guimaraes was in tears at the thought of picking up a serious injury, but Howe revealed the scan results have come back positive.

“He’s OK,” Howe revealed. “He was devastated to come off the pitch and probably thought at the time he had serious damage to his ankle.

Newcastle United midfielder Bruno Guimaraes is consoled by Joelinton as he leaves the field against Fulham.Newcastle United midfielder Bruno Guimaraes is consoled by Joelinton as he leaves the field against Fulham.
Newcastle United midfielder Bruno Guimaraes is consoled by Joelinton as he leaves the field against Fulham.

“Hopefully the scan did come back with positive news. I say hopefully because until the player’s back, you never quite know. Hopefully, it’s not a long-term injury.”

United will also be without Matt Targett (heel) and Jonjo Shelvey (calf), although both players are on course for a return next month.

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"Initially six weeks was sort of the guideline and it was a guideline because both injuries were not clear, as in that’s going to be the time they’ll be back,” Howe said.

“So six weeks was a rough estimate. I think they’re on track to make those at the moment, I’ve lost track of time so I’m not sure how far away they are.

“Possibly three weeks to go on the respective recoveries."

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