Sven Botman & Joe Willock return dates as Newcastle United confirm six-week injury blow

Sven Botman's injury has highlighted a lack of depth at centre-backSven Botman's injury has highlighted a lack of depth at centre-back
Sven Botman's injury has highlighted a lack of depth at centre-back | AFP via Getty Images
Newcastle United injury list & return dates: Sven Botman, Joe Willock & more.

Newcastle United’s injury situation is looking a lot brighter following the 4-0 victory over Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon.

Joelinton returned to the starting XI after two games out with a hamstring issue, while Alexander Isak was introduced from the bench just over a week after pulling out of the Sweden squad because of slight groin tightness.

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But head coach Eddie Howe still remains without some key players. Here, NewcastleWorld takes a look at United’s current injury and each player’s expected return date:

Sven Botman - knee

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Sven Botman has missed the last five matches with a knee injury and Howe confirmed after the 4-0 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday that the Dutchman is facing another two weeks on the sidelines.

He last featured against Sheffield United last month. By the time he returns, Botman will have spent six weeks out.

Expected return: Borussia Dortmund (A) - 07/11

Joe Willock - Achilles

Newcastle United midfielder Joe Willock. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)Newcastle United midfielder Joe Willock. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
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Joe Willock hasn’t featured for Newcastle since May when he picked up a hamstring injury in the penultimate home game of last season against Brighton and Hove Albion.

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He was expected to return in pre-season but suffered a setback. Then, last month, during his recovery, the midfielder sustained a new Achilles injury.

The former Arsenal man returned to training during the week.

Expected return: Wolverhampton Wanderers (A) - 28/10

Harvey Barnes - foot/ toe

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Harvey Barnes won’t return to action until the beginning of 2024 after picking up a foot injury during the 8-0 win at Sheffield United.

The injury doesn’t require surgery but it won’t be until late December when the £38million summer signing returns to training.

Expected return: January 202

Lewis Miley - glandular fever

Howe revealed on Friday that Lewis Miley has been suffering from glandular fever and is set to be sidelined for at least another two weeks.

Expected return: Borussia Dortmund (A) - 07/11

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