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Newcastle: Callum Wilson set to be out for eight weeks

A huge update has emerged on Newcastle United striker Callum Wilson, regarding a setback with his injury situation…

What’s the latest?

Sky Sports reporter Keith Downie has relayed an update from the Magpies boss on the attacker’s road to recovery, following the 1-0 loss to Cambridge. The ex-Bournemouth man has been missing since the 1-1 draw with Manchester United and his manager has now provided some extra clarity over when he is due to return.

He Tweeted: “Eddie Howe says Callum Wilson is expected to be out for 8 weeks following his scan yesterday.”

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Newcastle fans will surely be gutted by this news as the forward’s absence will be a major blow for the club over the next two months or so. He is the side’s top goalscorer in the Premier League and they will surely miss his lethal presence in the penalty area in the coming weeks.

Wilson and Allan Saint-Maximin are the only Newcastle players who have scored more than one Premier League goal this season and this highlights their importance to the team. Howe is not blessed with quality options in the final third of the pitch and he has not lost his best one for a considerable amount of time.

With the Magpies sitting 19th in the table and scrapping for survival, losing their top finisher has come at a horrible time. They are in desperate need of points and wins to take them out of the bottom three and their main goalscoring threat picking up a severe injury has dampened their chances of doing so, which is why fans will be frustrated by this news.

Wilson has scored six goals in 14 starts this season after managing 12 in 23 starts last term. This shows that he knows how to find the back of the net at Premier League level and is able to score goals consistently and this makes his injury a major blow for the Magpies.

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Of course, the January transfer window is now open and the club have the opportunity to strengthen their attack before the end of the month. However, there is no guarantee that anyone who comes in will be able to match Wilson’s efforts, which is why this injury news will leave fans gutted irrespective of what Howe does in the market.

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