Newcastle United could be without Callum Wilson until October, in a potentially huge blow for the club.
The Magpies have made a bad start to the new season, losing three of their four Premier League games so far.
The team is also out of the Carabao Cup already.
It seems things are not about to get much easier, with Wilson looking at a few more weeks on the sidelines.
According to The Athletic, the initial prognosis for Wilson’s injury was up to six weeks.
The 29-year-old sustained the issue against Southampton a couple of weeks ago.
So it is looking unlikely that he will feature again for the Magpies this month.
Up next for Newcastle is Leeds United and then Watford.
On October 2 they face Wolverhampton Wanderers, and it remains to be seen if Wilson recovers in time for that clash.
It is a far from ideal situation that Wilson is out injured when the team have made such a poor start.
He is integral to Newcastle, and the quality in reserve just isn’t there.
Joelinton and Dwight Gayle’s goalscoring records in the Premier League leave a lot to be desired.
Newcastle fans fume
On social media, fans have been reacting to the update on Wilson and predictably, the feeling is one of absolute dismay.
Some people are really struggling with the fact that another striker was not targeted in the transfer window in the knowledge that Wilson was injured:
It’s a good job we took his injury record into account when we signed him and bought suitable back up 👍🏻 #fingeronthepulse
— Gary C (@Gazcumps) September 13, 2021
So utterly predictable 🤦🏼♂️ https://t.co/wio5OetvUF
— Graeme Chater (@GDC73) September 13, 2021
But it’s okay, because we have 4 keepers in the squad 👍🙄 https://t.co/bsWe7YBUmc
— Sam Glass (@Glassey92) September 13, 2021
If only we had the foresight to bring in another forward 🙃
If only someone like Armstrong had been available at a knock down price https://t.co/2XVJAOkb2e
— Chavier Runquillo (@MastrContender) September 13, 2021
This is what happens when you have a wafer thin squad with key players being injury prone.
Was always going to happen. But it’s okay we have Gayle and big Joe or maybe try one of the four keepers up top. Shocking and embarrassing.
— Marc Wailes (@MarcWailes) September 13, 2021
— NUFCblog.co.uk (@NUFCblogcouk) September 13, 2021
Relegate us now https://t.co/Ooe81Hv6ab
— Jamie (@thejamieherd) September 13, 2021