June 25, 2024

Newcastle United striker Callum Wilson has issued an injury update.
Newcastle United striker Callum Wilson claims he is’slightly’ ahead of schedule in his rehabilitation from injury.

The Magpies’ No.9 suffered a pectoral muscle injury in the final minutes of their 3-2 victory over Nottingham Forest on February 10. Wilson got into a late scuffle with Moussa Niakhate and fled the pitch wearing his shirt as a makeshift sling.

It required Wilson to have surgery, and he was given a 12-week rehabilitation period. According to the 32-year-old, he is making good progress and hopes to return before the end of the 2023-24 season.

“Without giving away too much, I’m progressing nicely and things are going in the right direction,” Wilson told Newcastle’s matchday programme ahead of the 4-3 victory over West Ham United.

“I’m on pace with my rehabilitation, if not slightly ahead of schedule, but with such a freak injury in the first place, it’s a difficult one to recover from, so I have to make sure no corners are cut. But perhaps I’ll be back on the pitch by the conclusion of the season.

“I’ve not been out there training of late, but I’m around the dressing room, giving my support off the field as much as I can, and everyone seems in a good place.”


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Newcastle could be missing 12 players for Tuesday night’s match against Everton at St James’ Park, as injuries continue to plague the team this season. With nine games remaining, United hopes to qualify for Europe for the second year in a row.

It will not qualify for the Champions League, but a berth in the Europa League or Europa Conference League is still possible as Eddie Howe’s team moved one point behind seventh-place West Ham after a thrilling victory over the Hammers on Saturday.

Wilson added: “There are a number of players returning to the squad. Some have played a lot of games this season, but exhaustion is a state of mind, and as a team, we all understand what’s at stake and what we can still accomplish this season.

“We’re all pushing in the same direction on and off the field, to do that.”

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