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Injury Updates On Callum Wilson And Jacob Murphy



We came out of the 3-2 win at Nottingham Forest yesterday with two injury concerns, although hopefully, the injuries are only slight.

The injuries were to Jacob Murphy and Callum Wilson, and Eddie Howe has said that Jacob Murphy could not be used at all yesterday because he had a tightness in his calf.

This is what Howe said about Murphy’s injury after the game:

“Jacob Murphy was unusable for us today.”“He didn’t feel great in the warm-up.”

“He had a tight calf.”

“So we are still getting challenges left, right and center, but we are, at this moment in time…managing to come through those.”

Hopefully, the medics will work on Murphy this week so he will be fully fit for our next game – a home fixture against Eddie Howe’s former club Bournemouth on Saturday afternoon.

But right at the end of the game, the returning Callum Wilson looked to be in some distress with his arm and 3 Newcastle assistants tended to him at the final whistle.

This is what Howe said about Wilson, who has only just returned from a previous injury:

“I don’t think it (Wilson) is his shoulder, his shoulder is fine, which is great news.”

“I think it is potentially a problem with one of his muscles in his arm, so we will wait and see.”

We have had far too many injuries this season and we have called for an investigation into the Newcastle processes with injuries to see what has gone wrong.

I’m sure those requests have also come from our owners since at one time we had about 15 first-team players not available.

Those injuries have helped to wreck our season, but we are still in the Premier League and just one win from being in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.

A very good FA Cup run and qualifying for Europe next season would be a very decent season for us in the circumstances and think we will have Nick Pope, Joelinton, and Sandro Tonali available for next season – like 3 new signings.

Eddie Howe has admitted there have been mistakes made, so hopefully our processes to prevent and then recover from injuries have been (greatly) enhanced.

We also cannot have players being injured because they can’t play two games a week.

That’s because we  are going to be playing two games a week in most weeks as the norm, and Newcastle will be in European competition every season.

Hopefully, that’s one of the learning experiences from this first season back in European competition.

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161 comments so far

  • lochinvar

    Feb 11, 2024 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #81

    Send help.
    Just escaped Harry Potter World studio tour.
    but the grand bairn and the wife got hold of my credit card.

    Send funds c/o Wor B, reference Pottered.

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  • WLtoon

    Feb 11, 2024 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #82

    EGB

    They only have 8 games remaining with Forest their closest rivals having a game in hand but 7 points behind so it`s the Toons lge to lose now.

    2
  • cyprus

    Feb 11, 2024 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #83

    Was talking about the fifth spot being a CL spot earlier.

    I see that man U are indeed hunting Villa down.

    Can we keep up or even make ground? 10 point gap now…

    1
  • JaveaToon

    Feb 11, 2024 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #84

    Never say Never Cyprus. Stranger things have happened!

    1
  • cyprus

    Feb 11, 2024 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #85

    Absolutely

    1
  • Ooooo........it's Nicky the ball tosser

    Feb 11, 2024 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #86

    Yeah, lack of pace in midfield and at the back has to be a big part of why we are shipping so many.

    Play a high line, then you can be exposed, and if we arent condensed or compact enough the opposition will pass through us.

    We have pace up top, and when everyone was fit, I guess that allowed us to press early, and get away with less pace elsewhere, and also enough in midfield when everyone is fit, Willock and Joel, who also is an amazing physical presence, but in recent months its been evident the injury list has robbed us of the pace and physicality that allowed us to play the way did so well. Right now, we probably would be better served playing a low block and on the counter, but that’s not our way, and so we are seeing a lot of goals, for and against, and too many against. Season has been undermined by injuries and suspension undoubtedly, and it probably is true, that a more elite experienced manager

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  • Ooooo........it's Nicky the ball tosser

    Feb 11, 2024 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #87

    …..would have handled things better in terms of for and against, and so points and victories, but Eddie Howe is still learning, and is very much the among the next wave of trophy winning gaffers. I think we’ve seen more than enough in his time with us to believe that.

    2
  • Toon Irish

    Feb 11, 2024 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #88

    Does the 5th place champions league spot come into effect this season r next

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  • Novocastrian66

    Feb 11, 2024 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #89

    Toon Irish. If we finish 5th, no. If Manchaster Reds finish 5th, yes.

    6
  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Feb 11, 2024 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #90

    5th place next season. Doubt England will get extra position.

    1
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Feb 11, 2024 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #91

    coming home,
    You need an Andersen Clean sheet and a goal plus bonus. Stranger things have happened.

    0
  • Davas

    Feb 11, 2024 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #92

    If I’m reading it right, we are way ahead on the country coefficients so will more than likely get an extra place.

    2
  • Davas

    Feb 11, 2024 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #93

    A Bayern Munich player, on loan at Leverkusen, scored against them yesterday. Seems like that rule isn’t a uefa thing then

    1
  • coming home

    Feb 11, 2024 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #94

    Raj

    Palace 3 Cheelsea 0 with an Andersen brace should do it

    1
  • Toon Irish

    Feb 11, 2024 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #95

    OK thanks novo.just get 4th then solves the problem lol.

    0
  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Feb 11, 2024 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #96

    Villa only 1 point behind 4th. We will get beat by Arsenal (away) although I will vote for a Toon win. Every other game is winnable.

    1
  • Novocastrian66

    Feb 11, 2024 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #97

    Toon Irish. 🙂

    0
  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Feb 11, 2024 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #98

    I believe the extra positions are going eastwards, small nations.

    0
  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Feb 11, 2024 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #99

    time will tell

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  • cyprus

    Feb 11, 2024 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #100

    I’m thinking we need at least a point v arsenal to start hoping.

    And, if course, plenty of banana skins ahead…

    We just need to score one more than the opposition.

    Entertainers.

    1
  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Feb 11, 2024 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #101

    Plus, if we finish 5th and don’t get a spot we can claim a conspiracy! Win win.

    1
  • Davas

    Feb 11, 2024 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #102

    Sir pug

    2 places are going to 2 teams with the highest uefa coefficient. That’s us and Spain, as it stands

    3
  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Feb 11, 2024 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #103

    Remember, just because you may be paranoid, it does not mean they are not out to get you.

    1
  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Feb 11, 2024 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #104

    Davas. As it stands is the clause. We shall see. I am getting too cynical for such a young(ish) person

    0
  • simon376

    Feb 11, 2024 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #105

    Raj
    I can honestly say no bias in my view. As much as I’m a fan I do my best never to show too much though I know will at times. Many games where cringed and thought they should have something. But yesterday way he stuck his foot into dubs and not other way round, convinced no pen. Other times I thought they should have got a free kick and didn’t, us as well. So don’t think any bias yesterday from me

    5
  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Feb 11, 2024 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #106

    Can the ref blow full time? Perfect result.

    0
  • Novocastrian66

    Feb 11, 2024 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #107

    I thought our 2nd goal was offside. Botman was offside when the ball was played. A couple of players went up and missed the ball before it came to Botman, who was now onside, and he nodded it to Schar.
    I don’t believe it was checked, not that I’m complaining.

    0
  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Feb 11, 2024 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #108

    Villains 1-1 Manure

    0
  • JaveaToon

    Feb 11, 2024 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #109

    Simon…No bias from me either. It’s not hard to watch a video and give an unbiased view about it. Just as I can watch something when Newcastle get a decision that they definitely shouldn’t have and I’ll say so.

    0
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Feb 11, 2024 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #110

    Opinions lads and mine is that I think you’re letting bias cloud your judgement.

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Feb 11, 2024 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #111

    Novo. Botman just onside. Camera angle was confusing but look at the point the free kick was taken. Look at Botman, then reewind at look at strike of free kick

    1
  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Feb 11, 2024 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #112

    If we had been given that “penalty” i would have “very soft but thanks for all the fish”.

    0
  • Novocastrian66

    Feb 11, 2024 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #113

    Thanks for clearing that up for me Peter. It must have very close.

    0
  • JaveaToon

    Feb 11, 2024 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #114

    Well you’re wrong 😉

    4
  • The Prince's Mate

    Feb 11, 2024 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #115

    WorB….my blind neighbour reckons I’m a handsome beast….if the sun is at a certain angle… and it’s night time…..wait for the pricks…x

    1
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Feb 11, 2024 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #116

    JT,
    😀

    0
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Feb 11, 2024 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #117

    That Diaby isn’t much cop these days.

    0
  • The Prince's Mate

    Feb 11, 2024 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #118

    My view for what it’s worth…..penalty claim by Forest…if it was us….be VERY annoyed if we didn’t get the shout….but as some wise old owl once pointed out…..it levels itself out over the season

    2
  • Davas

    Feb 11, 2024 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #119

    I could be wrong on the coefficient as it’s just this season and we are currently 3rd behind Italy and Germany

    0
  • Novocastrian66

    Feb 11, 2024 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #120

    McTominay has scored some important goals for Manchester Reds this season.
    Villa have fallen asleep.

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