Newcastle Injury List Continues to Grow

Posted on March 14th, 2024 | No Comments |

Callum Wilson.
Callum Wilson.
Last season’s heroics and the Toon Army’s European adventure are starting to feel like distant memories as this year’s patchy form continues. Finishing in a European spot will still be a priority for Eddie Howe, but mounting injury concerns will be a worry.

Anthony Gordon is the latest star to be injured, lasting just 30 minutes in the 3-2 defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Gordon’s form has been a highlight of Newcastle’s season, and losing him for important games against Fulham and West Ham could be a real blow to Eddie Howe’s preparation.

Newcastle are waiting for more news on Gordon’s knee injury with Howe saying the star man was in a bit of pain and it did not look good. This will also come as a huge blow to Gordon who looked like he was in contention for an England call up.

Howe will be keen to get the FA Cup Quarter Finals out of the way before the International break gives the team some breathing space. However, with Manchester City standing between Newcastle and a potential trip to Wembley for a taste of silverware, they couldn’t have a tougher test as Manchester City are the current favourites for the FA Cup with odds of around 7/5. Newcastle’s odds of around 16/1 place them as sixth favourite and this will be down to the draw they have been handed.

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The loss of Gordon means he will join a number of key players on the injury list, including Joelinton, Nick Pope, Callum Wilson, Kieran Trippier, and Harvey Barnes. Sandro Tonali’s suspension for breaching betting rules has also been a disappointment for Howe who hasn’t had much luck this season. Dan Burn also suffered a minor back injury in the defeat to Chelsea, but there are less concerns about him and he is expected to make a full recovery quickly.

In January, Newcastle led the Premier League injury table with players missing a total of 892 days from the start of the season, compare this with West Ham who have only had players missing a total of 200 days and you will start to understand the uphill battle Howe has faced this term.

Injuries have continued to pile up for the squad and the same data source also had Newcastle top of the table for the most players injured as well, with 24 players missing one or more games through injury.

The considerable investment into the playing squad will likely be added to over the summer, but team officials may also look at training and medical facilities to try and solve this issue for next year.

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