Newcastle striker Callum Wilson ‘could be sidelined until the end of October’ with the quad injury sustained against Southampton last month
- Callum Wilson sustained a quad injury for Newcastle against Southampton
- The Newcastle forward, 29, could now miss up to six Premier League fixtures
- Wilson’s injury may mean that he will not return to training for at least one month
- Bruce had initially suggested that the player would be able to return this month
Newcastle United striker Callum Wilson has reportedly suffered an injury setback which may not see his return until late October.
The forward came off during Newcastle’s disappointing 2-2 draw against Southampton before the international break where he suffered a quad injury.
After the game, Newcastle boss Steve Bruce was hopeful that his star striker would return before the end of September as the club are due to face Tottenham, Crystal Palace and Chelsea before the next international break.
Callum Wilson could be sidelined until the end of October, according to a new report
However, there are now suggestions that the England international will be out for at least another six weeks which could see him miss most of those games, according to The Athletic.
Wilson joined the club from Bournemouth for £20million at the start of last season and there were some concerns over his past injury problems.
In September 2015, the former Bournemouth striker suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury in his right knee which saw him sidelined for 16 months.
Since this injury, Wilson has continued to prove his fitness and returned to scoring goals which ultimately resulted in him receiving four caps for England.
Steve Bruce had originally suggested that the Newcastle forward would return later this month
Wilson started the season well as he scored in games against Southampton and West Ham
Wilson was Newcastle’s top goalscorer last season and started well last month after scoring twice in his first three Premier League fixtures.
Yet Newcastle have ultimately made a disappointing start to the season, receiving one point from four matches in the Premier League as well as an early exit in the EFL Cup, losing on penalties to Burnley.
On the back of the club’s 4-1 defeat against Manchester United on Saturday, the Magpies are set to face Leeds, Watford and Wolves before the October international break which may prove more difficult without their star striker.
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