Newcastle United, Howe receive more terrible news over the weekend

Newcastle United striker Chris Wood. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)
Newcastle United striker Chris Wood. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images) /

The saying “light at the end of the tunnel” does not seem to apply to Newcastle United as far as injuries are concerned. Players are dropping like flies for the Magpies ahead of a big game against Fulham.

Newcastle United have been playing without Jonjo Shelvey since the start of the season, and things got worse when Callum Wilson and Allan Saint-Maximin were sidelined for a weeks.

Following those critical injuries, Brazilian star Bruno Guimaraes picked up a knock while on international duty and missed a friendly against Ghana as a result. The slippery slope continued with the news of Alexander Isak’s injury while training for Sweden.

The icing was placed on the cake this morning with news of Chris Wood suffering a rib injury while playing for New Zealand. The striker had to make an early departure due to the pain he felt.

A new dilemma for Howe as he might be left without a striker for the trip to Fulham.

Newcastle United are searching for their second win of the season when they face Fulham on October 1, but the odds of that happening are slim to none without a proper striker up top. No details have emerged about the timeline for Isak and Wood, but there might be hope for Wilson.

Wilson, who missed out on an international call up due to his hamstring injury, might be ready to go for the Fulham clash, but no official verdict has been announced just yet.

Saint-Maximin has been posting encouraging recovery videos on social media, and if he is also able to return then things will start to look up for Newcastle United. However, the way these injuries have hit the club, it raises a question that fans do not want to think about.

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Will this be the type of season where fans hardly see Saint-Maximin, Wilson, and Isak in action as a trio? We haven’t so far, but let’s hope that changes ASAP.