#sports activities Newcastle hopeful that Callum Wilson’s hamstring injury is ‘not too severe’
Newcastle hope that Callum Wilson’s newest injury setback is ‘not too severe’… however Eddie Howe hints the membership’s switch plans may change if the in-form ahead is sidelined for a prolonged interval
- Callum Wilson has began the season strongly, scoring twice in three matches
- However, he went off with muscle tightness in his hamstring on Sunday
- The ahead is now set to have a scan to find out the extent of the injury
- Eddie Howe is optimistic that Wilson has not suffered a severe injury this time
- He’s hinted Newcastle could alter their switch plans if Wilson is out for some time
Newcastle will wait to study the extent of Callum Wilson’s hamstring injury earlier than deciding the way it impacts their switch plans.
The striker complained of muscle tightness at half-time throughout Sunday’s 3-3 draw with Manchester City and was withdrawn on 70 minutes.
Wilson has a historical past of hamstring points and, whereas there is hope the issue is not severe, there is nonetheless concern that the No 9 will miss matches.
Callum Wilson scored in Newcastle’s entertaining draw with Manchester City on Sunday
The Magpies are at the moment in discussions over a deal for Watford ahead Joao Pedro and there is hope that a bundle of round £30million can be sufficient to deliver the Brazilian to Tyneside, regardless of rival curiosity from Everton.
Eddie Howe was requested on Tuesday if Wilson’s injury may pressure a rethink of their switch dealings within the subsequent fortnight, and mentioned: ‘We will wait and see the extent earlier than answering that query.
‘I do not suppose it will likely be severe, however with hamstrings it’s important to be very cautious. We will wait and see the outcomes and see how lengthy he’ll be out. We hope it is not too severe.’
However, Wilson was compelled off within the second half after complaining of hamstring tightness
Wilson has scored twice from three video games this season and has acknowledged his ambition to make the England squad for November’s World Cup. Gareth Southgate was at St James’ Park to test on the 30-year-old and others on the weekend, and he can even be desperate to study the character of the injury.
Chris Wood will deputise for Newcastle once they face Tranmere within the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night time, and Howe added: ‘Chris has an enormous half to play and, when he got here on for Callum on Sunday, I believed he carried out very nicely. He made a constructive impression and linked play very nicely and made a few pretty passes.
‘The huge factor with Chris when he comes on is additionally defending set-plays, recovering into midfield positions to assist the group, he has that know-how and expertise.’
Howe, in the meantime, has revealed that he has allowed himself to dream of ending Newcastle’s 54-year await a trophy.
Eddie Howe is involved, however hopes that Wilson’s newest health challenge is not a significant setback
‘Visualisation and having these excessive expectations, naturally, you do must do that,’ he mentioned.
‘You must see it in your personal head and consider it is potential.
‘I’m not afraid to say that visualisation and imagining these issues are crucial. I would not say I do it frequently.
‘It’s not essentially a every day prevalence but it surely’s whenever you envisage the long run, you simply attempt to see what you may obtain and definitely it is one in every of my desires.’