Newcastle United star teases return ahead of Luton after 15 weeks out

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Elliot Anderson has teased his return to the Newcastle United squad.

Newcastle United star Elliot Andrerson has teased his return to fitness in a fresh social media post.

The 21-year-old has been out with a back injury since appearing as a substitute in the 4-0 win over Crystal Palace at St James' Park on October 21 but it looks like the Geordie could be back in the matchday squad very soon.

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Anderson took the time to share a recovery update to his Instagram followers, posting a photo of him on the grass with a ball beneath his feet- suggesting he's very close to a return.

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Speaking previously about Anderson's injury, Howe said: “The next day [after Crystal Palace], he woke up with a sore back and it didn’t really go away so he’s had scans and tests and it looks like eight weeks."

Anderson has now been out for 15 weeks and is believed to still be a few weeks away as recovers from a stress fracture in his back.

Anderson did feature in Newcastle's first nine Premier League fixtures but has been sidelined since October with a back injury.Anderson did feature in Newcastle's first nine Premier League fixtures but has been sidelined since October with a back injury.
Anderson did feature in Newcastle's first nine Premier League fixtures but has been sidelined since October with a back injury.

The 21-year-old has made 12 appearances across all competitions this campaign - the Premier LeagueChampions League and Carabao Cup - including four starts.

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“Elliot is hugely frustrated and we’re hugely frustrated because it was a key moment for him in his career," Howe said in October. "This was his breakthrough season in the sense of trying to get more starts and he was doing that, he was well on his way to becoming an important first-team player.

“Hugely disappointing for him and for us because his versatility was important, he could play different roles but again, we have to accept the situation and try and get him back to his best.”

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