Newcastle United are potentially missing both Sven Botman and Callum Wilson to separate injuries as the duo remain missing from the matchday squad at the weekend.
The two were also missing from the matchday squad in the Magpies’ impressive Carabao Cup third round win over Manchester City last Wednesday.
Botman has suffered a knee injury and could remain out for a few weeks. When asked about the Dutchman’s injury, manager Eddie Howe said: “Sven has got a knee problem, and again, we don’t think it’s long-term, but he might miss a couple of games.
I don’t think we’ll see him before the international break [in October]. Hopefully, we’ll see him very quickly afterward,” added Howe.
Wilson, on the other hand, has picked up a hamstring injury. The manager downplayed the severity of the injury though as he said: “Callum has got a tightness in his hamstring, we hope that he’ll be back pretty soon.
“It is only a Minor hamstring tightness so we’ll give him every chance to be available.”
There are no clear indications of when the Englishman will be back but it looks as though it could be very soon.
Newcastle will now surely be without Botman and Wilson for their crucial Champions League fixture against Paris Saint Germain on Wednesday night. They may especially miss their main centre-back against the French champions at Saint James’ Park.
There were also injury concerns regarding midfielder Joelinton and star striker Alexander Isak as both seemed to have picked up minor injuries prior to Newcastle’s Premier League encounter against Burnley.
But those concerns were soon put to rest as Isak started and scored in the game against the struggling newcomers and Joelinton came off the bench in the second-half as well.
Howe also provided an injury update on his whole squad as he said: “Harvey Barnes is out, Joe Willock is out. Emil Krafth is out but he plays for the under-23s tonight [Wednesday] which is really good to see. Dan Burn’s had some illness but he should be OK.”
He provided a further update on Barnes as he confirmed the length of the winger’s absence after suffering a foot injury last week. “We think he’ll be out for three months. No surgery required, which is good news but he’s in a boot.”
After the Champions League tie against PSG midweek, the Magpies will face-off against high-flying West Ham United in the league next weekend.