There good news and bad news tonight on the Newcastle injury situation according to George Caulkin of the Times.
It’s quite good news on Dwight Gayle in that his hamstring injury is not too serious and he should be back playing in two to three weeks.
But it’s not that good news for Vurnon Anita and he ankle injury and he could be out for up to three months.
Dwight Gayle – out two to three weeks
Hayden’s injury not serious – outside chance he could be back this weekend. #Nufc
— George Caulkin (@CaulkinTheTimes) January 16, 2017
The results of the players’ scans are back and as feared Vurnon has suffered damage to the ligaments and it was always thought the Dutchman’s injury was by far the worst of the three.
So Amita could be back near the end of April and since the season finishes with one game in May he’s essentially out for the season.
Vurnon Anita – out for the rest of the season?
It’s good that Jamie Sterry has been recalled and he may have to help out DeAndre Yedlin at right back although Jesus Gamez is almost fit following his shoulder injury.
Gayle will miss probably the next four games but could be ready for the game at home to Derby County on Saturday February 4th – he could even make it back for QPR at home on February 1st – but we doubt it.
Rafa will not want to rush him back with the injury being an old one and he will want to ensure Dwight is 100% fit before returning.
And as for Isaac Hayden, it looks like it’s only a minor groin injury and he could be fit for the game at home top Rotherham on Saturday – that’s good news.
So it’s very bad news for Vurnon Anita but good news for Hayden and Gayle.