Callum Wilson has started this season in fine form scoring twice in our first three matches. Despite nursing a thigh injury, the striker put Newcastle in front against Southampton before being withdrawn in the 69th minute.
Of course, Newcastle couldn’t hold on to the lead and ended up with just a disappointing point on the afternoon.
After the match, Steve Bruce was asked about Wilson’s injury but didn’t seem overly concerned saying the following:
“He’s got a thigh injury, unfortunately.
“It’s a frustration, because, unfortunately, it’s niggling away at him, which is frustrating for everybody, but we’ll see how he is in the week, and go from there.”
There could be a cause for concern as The Shields Gazette’s Miles Starforth is reporting Callum Wilson could miss a number of weeks with the injury. Starforth doesn’t cite anything specific other than ‘fears’ the player could be sidelined for our next couple of matches.
Hopefully, that will not be the case, or he’ll only miss Saturday’s match at Manchester United, which we’ll be very fortunate to get anything from even with Wilson available. We’ll likely find out more from Bruce’s press conference, or if the club release any training images this week.
There is also potentially another fresh injury concern as Ryan Fraser is now out of the Scotland squad.
IN: Paul McGinn.
OUT: Ryan Fraser, Kenny McLean, Nathan Patterson. pic.twitter.com/1uoqV8h0rD
— Scotland National Team (@ScotlandNT) September 6, 2021
Fraser played the entirety of Scotland’s 2-0 defeat to Denmark last week. However, he was an unused substitute in their 1-0 win over Moldova on Saturday. So we’ll see if it’s an injury concern that has forced the 27-year-old out of the Scotland set-up for their final World Cup Qualifier against Austria tomorrow.