Newcastle United star facing fight to play again this season as Eddie Howe provides update

Newcastle United head coach Eddie Howe has provided an update on Ryan Fraser’s hamstring injury.

Newcastle United winger Ryan Fraser is in a race to play against this season as he recovers from a calf injury.

The Scotland international was forced to withdraw after just 13 minutes in the recent 1-0 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers at St James’ Park.

Magpies head coach Eddie Howe revealed on Tuesday morning that the 28-year-old was heading for another scan having had two conflicting opinions.

And ahead of the trip to Norwich City on Saturday afternoon, Howe provided a mixed update on Fraser following his latest scan.

“It is relatively good news as in there’s no massive problem for Ryan but he’s in a race against time to be fit before the end of the season.”

Fraser has made 26 appearances this season, scoring two goals and providing three assists.

Meanwhile, Howe said there was “no change” in regards to Kieran Trippier and Callum Wilson.

Speaking after the 2-1 win over Leicester City last Sunday, Howe said: “I am not putting a game on it as there are still a lot of unknowns.

“Neither player has really done too much on the grass yet but they are working towards that.

“Thankfully the team is in good form so we are in a position where we don’t have to rush them back but we still have enough games to see them before the end of the season.”