Double Injury Blow for Newcastle United With Callum Wilson and Ryan Fraser Sidelined

Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce looks resigned to lose Callum Wilson and Ryan Fraser to injury. Wilson limped off with a hamstring injury as the Magpies lost at Southampton on Friday night, while Fraser is a doubt for Scotland’s international fixtures.

Callum Wilson and Ryan Fraser Sidelined for Newcastle United

Double Injury Blow for Steve Bruce

Callum Wilson has been an inspired signing for Newcastle. The former Bournemouth striker has six goals and one assist from just eight Premier League games.

But now, Bruce will have to wait to find out the extent of the 28-year-old’s injury. Speaking after the defeat at Southampton, Bruce said: “It’s a hamstring and we don’t know how bad it is yet. He needs a scan.”

As for Fraser, he will miss Scotland’s trips to Serbia, Slovakia and Israel through injury but could return when the Magpies face Chelsea on Saturday, 21 November.

The winger picked up a “small tear” in training in the build-up to the defeat at Southampton. Bruce added: “Unfortunately, yesterday he came into the treatment room and wasn’t happy. We then scanned it and revealed a small tear.”

The pair will join Martin Dubravka and Matt Ritchie for a spell on the sidelines, while Jonjo Shelvey and Dwight Gayle also missed the trip to the south coast.

Newcastle League Form

Newcastle are having an inconsistent time in the Premier League. Friday nights defeat on the south coast followed an impressive victory over Everton and credible draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers respectively. However, disappointing home defeats against Manchester United and Brighton & Hove Albion have dampened what has been an otherwise promising start from Steve Bruce’s side.

The Magpies are 11th in the Premier League table following Friday nights defeat with 11 points on the board.

Main Photo

Embed from Getty Images