April 13, 2024

The most recent injury news, updates, and projected return dates ahead of Newcastle United’s game against Wolves.

Newcastle United has struggled with a long injury list for much of the season, but that list is now starting to shrink, with more players returning in training and on the pitch this week ahead of the Premier League match against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday afternoon.

In Tuesday’s nail-biting penalty shootout victory over Blackburn Rovers in the fifth round of the FA Cup, Joe Willock made his first start since November, Elliot Anderson made his first appearance since October, and Harvey Barnes gained some more minutes as the Magpies emerged unscathed from a tough battle at Ewood Park.

Unfortunately, certain crucial players are still out of action, and Eddie Howe will not have a full lineup to pick from at St. James Park. We’ve compiled all of the most recent injury news and updates below, as well as all of the information we know on the players’ projected comeback dates.

Nick Pope

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Pope, an England international, has been out of action since dislocating his shoulder against Manchester United in November, but he has returned to light training as he continues his rehabilitation following successful surgery. Barring any setbacks, he should be able to return by mid-to-late April.

Martin Dúbravka, who missed the previous weekend’s 4-1 loss to Arsenal due to sickness, returned to the lineup against Blackburn and is expected to play in future matches.

Callum Wilson

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Wilson, a former Bournemouth striker, has struggled with injuries this season and was injured again during a 3-2 victory against Nottingham Forest earlier in February, suffering a torn pectoral muscle. That injury is projected to keep him out for around two months, with a comeback date in late April or early May.

 

Alexander Isak, who missed three league games before returning to the starting lineup against Arsenal, completed another training against Blackburn without incident, and the Swede should be fit and ready to play on Saturday.

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