Report: Newcastle's Bruno Guimaraes to miss Brazil friendly due to injury
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Report: Newcastle's Bruno Guimaraes to miss Brazil friendly due to injury

Newcastle midfielder Bruno Guimaraes may have suffered an injury setback whilst away on international duty with Brazil.

The 24-year-old had been out of action with injury, but returned on Saturday. He was immediately restored to Eddie Howe’s starting XI against Bournemouth, playing alongside Joelinton and Joe Willock.

While he showed some nice touches, it was clear that the former Lyon man wasn’t fully fit. That’s why he didn’t see out the game, with Sean Longstaff replacing him midway through the second half.

However, his return was certainly a welcome one. But it might be short-lived.

Worrying Bruno injury claim emerges from Brazil

Bruno is currently with the Brazil squad in France, preparing for friendlies against Ghana and Tunisia. However, it looks like the Newcastle superstar will miss Friday’s game against the Black Stars.

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According to Globo Esporte, Bruno is suffering from a thigh muscle problem which is likely to rule him out of the friendly against Ghana.

They state that he ‘complained of pain’ after training on Tuesday, with the physio determining that he was suffering from a swollen thigh muscle.

This is a real concern for Newcastle given how pivotal he is. We desperately missed him during his absence, and can’t afford to be without him for any longer.

With the wealth of options Brazil have, they can afford to rest Bruno. While he will be eager to play and secure his place in the World Cup squad, it is important that he doesn’t aggravate the injury further.

Newcastle need Bruno to be fit to start against Fulham, especially given other injury news today. Alexander Isak has withdrawn from the Sweden squad due to fitness issues, and it is unknown whether or not he will be fit for the trip to Craven Cottage.

Allan Saint-Maximin is also struggling with injury and is expected to miss our next game.

But Bruno would be the biggest casualty, and it will be an extremely bitter pill to swallow if this problem rules him out of action for Newcastle again after just completing his comeback.