Newcastle United journalist Liam Kennedy has given his thoughts on the injury situation surrounding Callum Wilson.
The 29-year-old could only make it through the first 68 minutes of Newcastle United’s most recent game against Southampton as he picked up an injury, forcing him to be replaced by Joelinton on the day.
Wilson is a very important part of this Newcastle side, having been their top scorer last season with 12 goals and the only player that reached double digits out of the whole side, so any long-term injury could potentially be devastating for Steve Bruce’s men.
However, speaking about his injury on the latest edition of NUFC Matters, Kennedy claimed that it was still too early to be certain of the severity of the injury, but that the early signs were that it wasn’t as bad as it could be:
“It doesn’t seem like it’s a really serious problem; it’s a thigh problem. It could potentially see him miss one or two games. I think we’ll have to wait and see. It’s one of those that they’ve had to let settle down and see how it develops.
“I think we’ll probably maybe get some news towards the weekend, but at this stage it’s too early to tell, but I don’t think by the soundings, that it’s a really, really bad one. But we’ll wait and see.”
TIF Thoughts on Liam Kennedy’s comments about Callum Wilson and his injury at Newcastle United…
Can Newcastle survive without Wilson?
This doesn’t sound as if it’s going to be too big of a problem for Newcastle United in that it isn’t a long-term one, but if Kennedy is right that he could be out for their next couple of games, then it should still be a source for concern up at St. James’ Park.
Given how important he is to the side, they can’t afford for him to be out any length of time or they are in serious trouble.
The only benefit that they have now is that the first stages of recovery are during the international break, so Bruce can have plenty of time to work with the squad on the training ground or perhaps in a behind-closed-doors friendly to try and work out how they are going to be able to get through the games without him.
Because given they are up against Manchester United and Leeds United in their next two games, they are going to need all the preparation time that they can get.