After just three games of the new campaign, Newcastle striker Callum Wilson picked up an injury.
He limped off with a thigh problem against Southampton on August 28th, shortly after netting his second Premier League goal of the season.
Before the Manchester United game, Steve Bruce confirmed that Wilson wouldn’t be available, but refused to put a timeframe on his return…because transparency only matters when Mike Ashley wants to sell the club apparently.
The 29-year-old was a big miss at Old Trafford, but when will we next see him in a Newcastle shirt?
Callum Wilson injury could rule him out for next three games
According to the Athletic, Wilson may not return until after the October international break.
They state that the initial prognosis was that he would miss six weeks of action.
That means he won’t feature against Leeds, Watford and Wolves. His return could come on October 17th against Tottenham.
This is a devastating blow for the Magpies. Wilson was our top scorer last season, and is our only real goal threat.
We played well at times against Manchester United, creating a lot of openings with our pace on the break. However, we didn’t have anyone capable of converting chances. That was the problem before we signed Wilson, and it’s the problem when he gets injury.
While Wilson is a great player, you can’t rely on him to stay fit for a full season. He couldn’t do it last season, and already he’s been struck down for 2021/22.
Our next three games are pivotal. Bruce is already under huge pressure, and the boos will be ringing even louder if he fails to pick up a win before the next international break. That task will be even tougher without Wilson.