This comes after Kennedy made an appearance on a recent episode of NUFC Matters on Steve Wraith’s YouTube channel, where he spoke about a variety of topics surrounding Steve Bruce’s side.
On the subject of Wilson and the suspected thigh injury he picked up during the club’s 2-2 draw against Southampton, Kennedy had this to say on the matter ahead of Newcastle’s trip to Old Trafford on Saturday.
He said: “[From] the little noises that you hear, it doesn’t sound great for the weekend.
“Could he be back for Leeds? We’ve just got to hope, we’ve got to hope that the original prognosis [is] he’s okay.
“I would love to see him play at the weekend, but he’s been carrying this injury for a little while, by all accounts.
“It’s one that can be managed, as we’ve seen – he went through around 50-odd minutes feeling in the game against Southampton, still managed to score a goal and still managed to complete, like I say, 50 minutes of Premier League intensity, so it’s one of those that can be managed – but we’ve just got to hope the international break has been really good for him.
“It could be better, but the noises don’t sound great.”
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Since arriving at St. James’ Park from Bournemouth back in the 2020 summer transfer window, the 29-year-old has scored 14 goals in 31 appearances for the Toon, but has picked up a fair share of injuries along the way.
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Given how Wilson ended the 2020/21 season as Newcastle’s top goalscorer in the Premier League with 12 goals in 26 appearances, it’s easy to see why Kennedy thinks the striker will be a big miss for the team if he’s out for a substantial amount of time through injury.
Moving forward, everyone at the Tyneside club will undoubtedly be hoping that Wilson’s latest injury will not be a serious one and keep him out of action for a significant period of time, as he clearly is one of the Toon’s best attacking options in terms of scoring goals as last season’s record shows.