There’s some good news doing the rounds today on the injury front and it’s from the Mail’s Craig Hope on his Twitter (X) account
Here’s the Tweet from Craig that’s caused some good news to finally circulate on Newcastle’s injury plight before we play Chelsea at home next Saturday against Chelsea 3:00pm KO.
?? Some slightly more positive news on the NUFC injury front
?? Sven Botman has progressed well this week. He should avoid surgery IF the knee doesn’t swell again
??????? Sean Longstaff’s ankle is settling quickly but remains a doubt for Chelsea
?? Miguel Almiron & Alexander Isak will be fit
— Craig Hope (@CraigHope_DM) November 18, 2023
Two players – Alexander Isak, and Miggy Almiron will be fit for the home game against Chelsea and we have to think Sean Longstaff has a good chance of being fit.
And of course, Bruno Guimaraes is available after serving his one-match ban against Bournemouth for picking up 5 yellow cards.
Longstaff had a swollen ankle and Miggy Almiron was taken off at Bournemouth after suffering a grade 1 hamstring injury, but at least the experienced 53 times-capped Paraguayan International will be fit for Saturday.
It will also be good to have the talented and impressive Alexander Isak back in the front three.
We are also hoping that Fabian Schar is fit to play on Saturday, after missing Switzerland’s 1-1 with Kosovo, and Longtsaff hopefully has a decent chance to be in the starting lineup on Saturday.
The other very good news is that Sven Botman’s knee injury is now responding to treatment – finally!
If that continues and there is no swelling, it will mean he will not need an operation and therefore could be back much sooner than if surgery is needed.
The Premier League injury site has Sven’s return date down as 2nd December, that’s two weeks on Saturday.
We haven’t had much good news on the injury front recently, but this is some good news and hopefully, more of our injured players will soon be returning.