Newcastle United suffer injury blow as striker Wilson out for eight weeks 
Injury

Newcastle United suffer injury blow as striker Wilson out for eight weeks 

Newcastle United have been handed a massive injury blow with striker Callum Wilson set to be on the sidelines for six to eight weeks with a hamstring strain. 

"Callum Wilson has got a tear to his hamstring so that could be six to eight weeks [out]," Newcastle boss Steve Bruce revealed. 

Bruce also confirmed that Fabian Schar and Javier Manquillo are also out for a similar amount of time. 

"Fabian Schar [also] has had an operation on his knee ligaments so it's eight weeks out for him. Javier Manquillo did his ankle ligaments so he could be a similar time out."

"The aftermath of Saturday's game, losing three players including your center-forward for weeks is a bitter pill to swallow."

"We hoped it was a grade one but unfortunately it's worse than that. We don't think he needs an operation but it takes time."

Wilson's injury comes as a huge blow to the Magpies as the striker has netted 10 goals while providing five assists in 21 Premier League games so far this season. 

Bruce's men are currently 16th on the log after 23 games, 10 points clear of the bottom three, although Burnley and Fulham behind them have played a game less.

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