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Newcastle United: Aaron Stokes praises in-form Callum Wilson for ability to overcome injuries

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Journalist Aaron Stokes has praised Newcastle United striker Callum Wilson for his ability to continuously bounce back from big injuries that have impacted his career. 

So far this season, the forward has been in blistering form. Indeed, the 30-year-old has six goals and two assists in nine Premier League outings for the Magpies (via Transfermarkt). However, his tally may have been even higher had he not missed four league outings with a hamstring injury.

Such setbacks seem to have defined Wilson’s career, which makes his goalscoring feats all the more impressive.

This is at least the opinion of Stokes, who made as much clear when speaking on The Everything is Black and White Podcast. The journalist spoke about how the whole thing is quite ‘remarkable’.

He explained: “The thing that really, really baffles me about Callum Wilson is we all know how good he is, but he had two really bad ACL injuries at Bournemouth, which usually, one of those would hamper a career.

“Every couple of months, he picks up these hamstring problems, but they just never keep him down. And how he comes back all these times and keeps scoring is just remarkable.”

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Wilson has 26 goals and seven assists in 57 games for Newcastle. At Bournemouth, he had 67 goals and 30 assists in 187 outings. On this evidence, there can be little doubting his ability to find the back of the net on a consistent basis.

Of course, though, the only pitfall of it all is the fact that he can’t seem to stay fit. As alluded to by Stokes, he suffered two significant cruciate ligament ruptures with the Cherries, while his time with the Magpies has also been disrupted by a number of injury issues (via Transfermarkt).

Despite it all, Wilson still keeps winning the plaudits, and his latest displays have even earned him calls – from journalists such as Lee Ryder – that he simply has to go to the World Cup with England.

If he can stay fit, it’s hard to see why Gareth Southgate wouldn’t at least consider it.

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