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Newcastle handed Saint-Maximin injury boost

Newcastle United star Allan Saint-Maximin has shared a promising update on his injury problems on social media, with the Frenchman seemingly close to a return to action.

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The Frenchman picked up an injury in the 1-1 draw with Wolves last month and missed the games against Liverpool and Crystal Palace.

He was a big miss for Eddie Howe’s side in those fixtures, as the Toon picked up just one point, so to have him back in action soon would be a big boost for the northeast side.

The former Nice man shared an update on Instagram on Sunday, insisting that he would be back soon, which suggests that he could be in contention to face West Ham at the weekend.

Howe had previously suggested that the 25-year-old could feature against Crystal Palace before he was left out of the squad, which suggests that the hamstring injury wasn’t serious and that he should return to full fitness imminently.

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A boost for Howe

If the winger returns this weekend, it come as a huge boost to the entire club considering his early exploits in 2022/23.

Saint-Maximin has enjoyed an impressive start to the new campaign, contributing one goal and two assists in four Premier League appearances, which has seen him average a superb 7.67 rating from WhoScored, the best of any Newcastle player so far this season.

This emphasises just how important he is to Howe’s side, and with no wins since the opening game in the league, it is vital that Saint-Maximin returns as soon as possible.

The former Bournemouth boss sang Saint-Maximin’s praises after he starred in the 3-3 draw against Manchester City earlier in the season.

He said: “He got every aspect of his game in a very good place, his pace was there. You could see he was electric. His decision-making with the ball was very good, he defended well.”

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The prospect of Saint-Maximin lining up with new record signing Alexander Isak is also a very exciting one, with the Swede having opened his account for the club against Liverpool on his debut.

Indeed, after the Frenchman’s update on social media, it could be something that Newcastle fans get to witness for the first time away at West Ham on Sunday.