Fabian Schar injury update: New headache for Newcastle United

Eddie Howe believes Fabian Schar will recover in time for the start of the Premier League season and hopes that his hamstring injury won’t be too severe.

Schar was substituted out of the 1-1 draw against Chelsea after only 33 minutes on a night when he received a yellow card and was not at his best. However, Howe replaced him as a safety measure, and the Swiss star left the Mercedes-Benz Stadium after the game normally.

When asked about Fabian Schar, Howe said: “No I don’t think it was serious. We certainly hope not he just said it felt tight rather than a pull. We hope a few days rest he might be OK.”

Howe told NUFC TV: “I think he’s okay, he says he has a stiffness in his hamstring. He doesn’t believe he pulled a muscle, but we are concerned nonetheless.

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Eddie Howe left out several first-team players from his matchday squad in order to provide as many players involved against Chelsea the chance to play a full 90 minutes. Howe rested Bruno Guimaraes, Elliot Anderson and Harvey Barnes against The Blues last night and he is also taking it cautiously with others.

Though, one good news for all the Newcastle fans was the return of Miguel Almiron. And fittingly, the Paraguayan opened the scoring after Anthony Gordon’s through ball with one of his now-signature finishes into the bottom left corner.

Schar will be playing an important role for Newcastle this season, and The Toons would be hoping he recovers soon.