Newcastle United striker Callum Wilson has given Toon fans a scare.
The striker limped off during the 2-2 draw with Southampton yesterday.
He had to be replaced by Joelinton with around 20 minutes to play.
Steve Bruce has since given an update on Wilson.
He said (Shields Gazette): “Unfortunately, he’s got a thigh injury”.
Wilson also spoke after the game, he added: “I had a tight quad from the 10th, 11th minute in the game.
“I managed to get to half-time, then just managed it myself. I felt I was going to get a chance, so I wanted to stay on and give something back to the team.”
Wilson netted the opening goal of the game, turning in a lovely cushioned header across from Jacob Murphy.
Wilson’s desire to stay on is commendable, but one wonders if it may now put him out on the sidelines for a little while.
Wilson has been a great signing for the Magpies, but he has struggled with injuries.
And that was also the case during his time at Bournemouth.
It is a shame that he is seemingly quite fragile, as he is a quality and proven striker at Premier League level.
Hopefully he won’t be out for too long, as he is absolutely crucial for the Magpies.
He and Allan Saint-Maximin are the biggest source of goals, and keeping the pair fit will be key to any kind of success this season.
Newcastle have got to try and sign a striker
Another injury for Wilson is worrying. A thigh injury is not good news considering how explosive Wilson is when he plays.
His record was not perfect upon joining and he still seems to be having issues.
Going into the season with Dwight Gayle and Joelinton in reserve is just not going to cut it.
Newcastle really need to find a way of getting someone in on loan.