Miguel Almiron was back at Newcastle United’s training ground today as he begins his recovery from a thigh injury.
The Paraguayan sustained the issue in training on Thursday, just over 24 hours before the Magpies’ 2-1 win at Nottingham Forest. Following an MRI scan, head coach Eddie Howe revealed after the game the 29-year-old is facing up to six weeks on the sidelines.
“Miggy pulled a thigh muscle in training,” Howe confirmed. “Unfortunately, it’s quite a bad one. It’s going to be six weeks.”
While Howe’s squad jetted off to Dubai immediately after the victory at the City Ground, Almiron stayed behind and, like his teammates, was handed a few days off before getting back to work.
Almiron returned to the club’s Benton training base this morning (Wednesday, March 22), and uploaded a photo from inside the gym with a caption: “none-stop”.
The forward has enjoyed his best-ever season in a Newcastle shirt since joining from MLS side Atlanta United in January 2019, with his 11 goals seeing him top the club’s goalscoring ranks.
A few days before picking up the injury, Almiron was dropped from the starting XI against Wolves for Jacob Murphy but scored a 79th-minute winner after coming on as a substitute.
“I suppose if you’re asking just for today, he’s really attacked the situation,” said Howe. “The team was in need and I had no doubt that Miggy would come on in the right frame of mind.
“I know the lad so well and he’s a team player, he’s not about himself. The team needed him and he’s come on and made a big contribution. But his attitude is first-class every single day, I see that first-hand, so I had no doubt about how he would respond today.”
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