A huge Newcastle United injury relief has been issued on centre-back Fabian Schar…
Eddie Howe has allayed any fears that the Switzerland international has suffered any long-lasting damage after the 2-1 win over Southampton on Thursday night.
Schar went down to receive treatment on his groin during the match and the Magpies head coach has explained why it was not a major issue.
The Shields Gazette quote Howe saying: “Fabian’s had a groin issue for quite some time that he’s been managing, and has been able to play on with, and we hope he’ll be OK.”
Newcastle supporters will surely be buzzing with this for multiple reasons.
Firstly, it will allay any concerns they had over the defender after Thursday’s clash with the Saints. Fans could be excused for being worried about Schar’s status after he went down and required medical attention on the pitch, but Howe has now confirmed that it is not set to keep the 30-year-old out of action.
They will also be pleased because this update suggests that the defender will not be missing any upcoming matches as it stands. He has been in fantastic form since the turn of the year and it is a big boost to have him fit and available in spite of his recent blow.
In 2022, he has achieved a SofaScore rating of 6.8 or higher in seven of his nine matches for the Magpies in all competitions, including five scores of 7.4 or higher. He has maintained a high standard of performance at the heart of the defence, and Geordies will therefore be keen for him to stay fit for as long as possible.
Finally, supporters will be delighted that he is playing through the pain and managing this injury. It shows terrific commitment from the defender and proves that he is willing to put his body on the line for the club in order to help them avoid relegation to the Championship.
Hopefully Schar will be able to see out the rest of the season before taking action on the knock in the summer to put an end to his pain. He can potentially look for a long-term solution heading into the 2022/23 campaign, with Newcastle still not out of the woods yet in the Premier League and in need of his excellent performances for another little while yet.