Newcastle United have confirmed that Callum Wilson will be out for eight weeks after suffering a calf injury.
The striker drew in the Magpies’ recent 1-1 draw against Manchester United at St. Johnstone. James’ Park, and the fans waited with bated breath for the result of a scan to reveal the severity of the injury.
And, as revealed in a tweet from the club, the forecast is not very good as Wilson will now miss six or seven crucial Premier League matches.
Eddie Howe has confirmed that Callum Wilson will be out for eight weeks after the calf injury he suffered in the match against Manchester United in December.
– Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) January 8, 2022
The news could not have come at a worst time for Newcastle United.
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The club is not only in 19th place in the Premier League table – two points from safety – they were also completely humiliated in the FA Cup on Saturday.
The Magpies suffered a shock 1-0 defeat to League One Cambridge United in front of their own fans at St. James’ Park – with the Joe Ironside goal in the 56th minute as the difference between the sides during the day.
After the match, head coach Eddie Howe was as disappointed as one might expect.
“We are desperately disappointed,” he said. “We prepared really well for this match, and we played a very strong team. But in the end we found a goalkeeper in fantastic shape and a team that defended their lives, and we could not break them down.
“I do not think there was anything wrong with our attitude, we simply could not deliver the quality to score goals. The players are very disappointed.”
In light of Wilson’s injury notice, 90 Minutes revealed that Newcastle are keen to sign a striker during the January transfer window.
The club is currently monitoring a number of options, with Gabriel Barbosa, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Eddie Nketiah, Edin Dzeko, Divock Origi, Anthony Martial, Dominic Solanke and Alfredo Morelos all on their radar.
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