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Bruno Guimaraes heads back to Newcastle carrying injury

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Bruno Guimaraes has left the Brazil camp due to injury. 

What’s the latest Newcastle United injury news?

While reports from Brazil suggest the midfielder’s latest problem – having missed three games with a hamstring injury – isn’t particularly concerning, TNT Sports Brasil have confirmed Guimaraes has returned to Newcastle for further treatment.

The 24-year-old missed his country’s win over Ghana on Friday and will play not part in Tuesday’s clash with Tunisia as he attempts to return in time for Newcastle’s trip to Fulham.

Currently, the extent of his injury is unclear, and the trip to Craven Cottage is only days away. With Guimaraes, Allan Saint-Maximin, Jonjo Shelvey, Callum Wilson and now Alexander Isak all missing for swathes of the campaign, the start to the season has been a frustrating one for Eddie Howe.

Clearly, there are mitigating factors as to why Newcastle have only won once in seven games, be that through controversial VAR decisions or the absence of key players. Still, points need to start going on the board at some point, no matter the circumstances. Last season, Wilson, Saint-Maximin and Kieran Trippier missed a number of games, but the team still managed to impress.

What other injury concerns do Newcastle have?

Isak was forced out of the Sweden squad for their UEFA Nations League double-header, while Chris Wood picked up an injury while playing for New Zealand.

There is, however, better news in regard to Wilson. After the draw with Bournemouth before the international break, Howe said (via the Shields Gazette): “Callum’s doing very well. We’re really pleased with his progress. He was close, but I think we made an early decision that it would have been too big a risk [to play against Bournemouth].

“So, we hope that with a bit more time, there’s a chance that the next game could be good for him.”

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