Newcastle United suffered two huge injury blows in the 1-1 draw against Wolves on Saturday night.
Miguel Almiron didn’t come out for the second half after taking a whack before half-time. Then things got even worse when Allan Saint-Maximin went down injured.
That left the Magpies without their two most creative players, on top of losing Callum Wilson a few weeks back.
Newcastle have struggled going forwards all season, so knowing we could be without our two creative outlets and our only goalscorer brought dread among Toon fans.
Things seemed to get even worse at full time, when Steve Bruce told Sky Sports ‘we fear the worst’ regarding Almiron’s injury.
However, journalist Craig Hope has provided a potentially positive update.
While we await confirmation, this is certainly a positive update – although it depends on how big the initial fear was.
Either way, we can’t afford to be without Almiron for long – especially with the state we’re in.
The Paraguayan sets the tempo from the front, and is always the one leading the press.
While Saint-Maximin’s injury is also a major blow, I’d argue that Almiron is the player we need more.
Hopefully both aren’t out for too long. Hope’s update on Almiron is promising, and in an ideal and wildly optimistic world he’ll be back next week to face West Brom.
But of course, we won’t know until the results of the scan are revealed.