May 25, 2024

A serious injury situation faces Eddie Howe ahead of Newcastle United’s Premier League trip to Bournemouth.

The Magpies’ chances of making it to the knockout stages of the Champions League may have been severely damaged by their loss to Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday night, but the United manager should be granted some wiggle room considering his long list of absences.

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With just a few days remaining until Newcastle’s Premier League return match against Bournemouth, NewcastleWorld examines the potential comeback dates of the players who will be sidelined for the lengthy journey to the South Coast.

Jacob Murphy – Shoulder

The dependable winger returned earlier than anticipated in Saturday’s victory over Arsenal after suffering a shoulder injury in United’s 1-0 home loss to Borussia Dortmund last month. Murphy did, however, only make a 16-minute cameo as a result of his shoulder popping out once more, necessitating surgery.

After the Magpies’ victory over the Gunners, manager Howe commented, “We were fully aware that he might be able to do it again.” There’s a potential that you could dislocate once again after one. It appears that he has, thus that procedure is now undoubtedly necessary for him.

However, there was also a potential that he might overcome it, stay healthy, and play for us. It’s evidently a serious blow. Although I’m not exactly sure how long he will be away, I would guess that it will be about three months.”

Date of anticipated return: February 2024

Dan Burn – Lower Back

Dan Burn, a defender from Blyth who was born, had a serious lower back injury during that unforgettable victory over Mikel Arteta’s team, dealing Howe a double blow that will keep him out of play until the new year.

Howe said, “Dan will be out for some time, unfortunately.”

“It’s somewhat of a speculative response; it might be a few months. I believe that he is experiencing issues with the base of his spine. For us, that is a severe blow.”

Date of anticipated return: January 2024

Harvey Barnes – Foot

Summertime acquisition Since joining the Magpies ahead of the new campaign, Barnes has only made seven appearances. A foot injury sustained during the team’s 8-0 thrashing of Sheffield United in September has complicated Barnes’ adjustment to life on Tyneside.

“We think he’s going to be out for around three months,” Howe said at the time, ruling the winger out of play until the new year. Fortunately, there is no need for surgery; however, his foot is currently in a boot. There’s a wound beneath his big toe. He needs to get some rest now that his recuperation has begun.”

Date of anticipated return: January 2024

Elliot Anderson – Stress fracture

The Magpies academy product, who experienced a back problem following United’s victory against Crystal Palace, may make a comeback prior to the new year. Anderson had a scan, and he plans to be back before the end of the year.

“Elliot’s hugely frustrated, and we’re hugely frustrated too because it was a big moment for him in his career,” Howe said in a statement prior to the most recent trip to Wolves. In a way, this season served as his breakout as he worked to increase his number of starts. He was well on his way to become a valuable member of the first team.”

Date of anticipated return: late December

Sven Botman – Knee

Although he is recovering from a knee injury, the elegant Dutch defender is not expected to play again until next month. When questioned about the center back’s comeback before the most recent draw against Wolves, Howe could only say that the player was recovering “day by day.”

“Botman is unclear at the moment,” he stated. We are therefore approaching that one day by day. There is a problem there, and we are solving it. We can attempt to diagnose the injury in a number of ways.”

Date of anticipated return: December

Alexander Isak – Groin

It seems unlikely that Swedish striker Isak, who was injured in the match against his old team, Borussia Dortmund, last month, will fully recuperate until after the forthcoming international break.

Howe stated, “It looks like a reoccurrence of his groin problem,” following that defeat. Although it doesn’t appear serious, it’s enough to keep him out, which is unfortunate for a player of his caliber.”

Date of anticipated return: late November

Callum Wilson – Hamstring

Wilson’s hamstring problem kept him out of United’s loss to Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday night, adding to the team’s woes over their striker deficit.

The England striker’s availability for Saturday’s exhausting trip to Bournemouth remains uncertain, as Howe stated: “Callum was experiencing a tightness in his hamstring; that forced our hand as well, so we are really stretched.” For Bournemouth, it’s too soon to say.

Anticipated date of return: Unknown

Javier Manquillo – Groin

The Spanish defender’s matchday participation has been restricted to unutilized substitute positions in the Premier League draw against West Ham United and the Carabao Cup victory over Manchester City, thus far this season, he has not made an appearance in the first team.

Anticipated date of return: Unknown

Matt Targett – Thigh

In the opening five minutes of United’s Carabao Cup victory at Manchester United last week, left-back Targett sustained another injury, adding to the team’s defensive woes. After undergoing surgery, the former Aston Villa player will not be able to play until the new year.

Targett updated his fans on Instagram about his injuries, saying he had surgery earlier this week and that he was determined to come back “better than ever.”

“I’m still having trouble understanding the injury,” he posted. felt fantastic heading into the United match! What a strange injury to occur within the first few minutes of the game! I’m recovering after yesterday’s successful surgery. resolved to return stronger than before.”

Anticipated date of return: Unknown

Bruno Guimaraes – suspended

The Brazil midfielder will miss Saturday’s trip to Bournemouth while serving a one-match punishment after receiving his fifth yellow card of the Premier League this season during the team’s victory over Arsenal on Saturday.

Date of anticipated return: November 25


Sandro Tonali – Suspended

After breaking Italian betting laws when he was a player for AC Milan, Tonali is presently serving a ten-month suspension.

Date of anticipated return: August 2024

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