Newcastle United suffer fresh injury blow as England talent ruled out for Premier League season

Newcastle United manager Eddie HoweNewcastle United manager Eddie Howe
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Newcastle United have been dealt another injury setback - just days after losing Joe Willock for the rest of 2023-24

Lewis Miley will not kick a ball for Newcastle United again this season, according to reports. 

Ironically, injuries have been a blessing for the 17-year-old’s progress, with Eddie Howe forced to throw him in earlier than expected. Miley is a rare silver lining for Newcastle in a season marred by setbacks.

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The Stanley native was likely preparing for a season on the fringes, ready to grasp his chance when called upon in cup competition. However, a gruelling treatment table forced Howe to start Miley against Paris Saint-Germain, AC Milan, Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool.

His composure on the ball and eye for a pass earned rave reviews, with the Magpies seemingly plucking the midfielder from nowhere during their injury crisis. However, Miley succumbed to a back problem while on international duty with England under-20s.

The Daily Mail claim Miley is set to sit out for the final six games of the season to ensure a full recovery. Newcastle could recall the youngster but are keen not to aggravate the injury.

Elliot Anderson provides the finest example of not wanting to rush a prospect back from a back injury prematurely. A stress fracture suffered in the reverse fixture with Crystal Palace caused the midfielder to 21 games despite initially being assessed as a minor concern.

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Callum Wilson is also understood to be nearing a return from a pectoral strain and could make the bench for Palace. The 32-year-old has not featured since the 3-2 win over Nottingham Forest in February.

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