Newcastle United suffer fresh injury blow as key player ruled out of six games - including West Ham & PSG

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The Newcastle United games Joelinton is expected to miss after suffering a recurrence of his knee injury.

Newcastle United are likely to be without Joelinton for the next six matches after the midfielder sustained a knee injury on international duty with Brazil.

The 27-year-old missed Saturday evening’s 1-0 victory over Brentford, a result that saw Eddie Howe’s side return to winning ways after three straight defeats.

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The only disappointment to emerge ahead of Tuesday’s eagerly-anticipated Champions League clash against AC Milan is the news of Joelinton’s injury blow.

Newcastle United midfielder Joelinton. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)Newcastle United midfielder Joelinton. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
Newcastle United midfielder Joelinton. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images) | Getty Images

What’s Joelinton’s injury?

The Brazilian first picked up his knee injury during last month’s 2-1 defeat to 10-man Liverpool at St James’ Park.

He was a doubt for the visit to Brighton and Hove Albion six days later but passed himself fit on the eve of the fixture. However, Joelinton lasted just 58 minutes at the Amex Stadium and Howe revealed after the game he “wasn’t at a 100 per-cent”.

What’s Eddie Howe said?

Despite Howe’s admission, Joelinton linked up with the Brazil squad alongside teammate Bruno Guimaraes.

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He featured as a substitute in wins over Bolivia and Peru but a recurrence of his knee injury in the latter game ruled him out of Newcastle’s win over Brentford.

Confirming the severity, Howe told reporters: “Joe had a recurrence of his knee injury playing for Brazil in the second game so he won’t be with us for a few weeks.”

What games is Joelinton expected to miss?

AC Milan (A) in the Champions League - Tuesday, September 19

Sheffield United (A) in the Premier League - Sunday, September 24

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Manchester City (H) in the Carabao Cup - Wednesday, September 27

Burnley (H) in the Premier League - Saturday, September 30

Paris Saint-Germain (H) in the Champions League - Wednesday, October 4

West Ham United (A) in the Premier League - Sunday, October 8

Newcastle will hope to have Joelinton back for the visit of Crystal Palace to St James’ Park on Saturday. October 21.

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