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Callum Wilson injury: Eddie Howe provides latest update on Newcastle United star

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Eddie Howe has confirmed Callum Wilson felt a tightness in his hamstring against Manchester City on Sunday. 

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The striker has spoken of his desire to break back into the England squad ahead of the World Cup this winter, the idea of which does not seem out of the question.

Following up his well-taken finish against Nottingham Forest, Wilson scored another brilliant goal against Manchester City on Sunday, showcasing his ability to create space for himself with a deft touch before a ruthless execution. Certainly, the 30-year-old has much more to his game than simply being a lethal forward.

Still, the issue surrounding Wilson has always been the same. Since joining Newcastle in 2020, various injuries have ruled him out of pretty much an entire season (35 games) and, after the City draw, Howe provided an update on the striker’s fitness.

What did Howe say of Wilson’s injury?

Having brought him off in the 70th minute, Howe said of Wilson (via the Northern Echo): “Callum was feeling his hamstring at half-time. It was just a tightness, nothing more than that, but we were aware watching him in the second half that he wasn’t fully opening up.


“We felt at that moment the team probably needed someone who could fully sprint, and we just wanted to protect him from serious injury.”

Should Wilson be risked against Wolves?

Naturally, its going to be hugely tempting to stick with the same team who ran City so close.

Still, with Newcastle having enjoyed a brilliant start to the season, perhaps it would be wise to turn to Chris Wood. After Wolves visit St James’ Park on Sunday, Howe’s side face both Liverpool and Crystal Palace within a week, with the first of those games another huge test of just how far this team have come.

With Wilson yet again proving his class against City, saving him for the visit of Liverpool might be the best course of action.

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