Newcastle fear Callum Wilson could face lengthy layoff with injury

Callum Wilson to be sent for more scans this week with Newcastle set to learn full extent of injury that could change their January transfer plans amid fears of lengthy layoff

  • Callum Wilson sustained calf injury in 1-1 draw against Man United last month
  • Newcastle initially expected striker to be out for approximately six weeks 
  • Wilson will undergo further scans to determine full extent of injury this week
  • Magpies have chance to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in January  

Newcastle striker Callum Wilson will be sent for more scans at the end of this week when the club will learn the full extent of his injury.

Sportsmail understands they are yet to determine exactly how long the 29-year-old will be absent but further tests will give a more definitive timeframe and what treatment is required.

There is also a danger the injury has affected his Achilles, and the prognosis will have a significant bearing on the club’s transfer business this month.

Callum Wilson sustained a calf injury in the 1-1 draw against Man United on December 27

Early suggestions that Wilson could be out for around six weeks with a calf injury have made way for concern that it could be longer.

Newcastle’s top scorer limped off towards the end of the first half during the 1-1 draw with Manchester United on December 27. He went down clutching the back of his lower leg and Eddie Howe said afterwards he was unsure as to the nature of the problem.

He and the club’s owners will be hoping for good news this week but, in the event of a prolonged absence, Newcastle are sourcing attacking reinforcements in the January transfer market.

Wilson could be out for longer than six weeks as initially anticipated after his injury

The Newcastle striker will undergo further scans at the end of this week to assess the injury

Former Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been offered to Newcastle

They have made an enquiry about Zenit St Petersburg forward Sardar Azmoun, the Iranian international who is out of contract in the summer and could cost as little as £5m. 

Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been offered to Newcastle but he is not near the top of their list given his involvement in the Africa Cup of Nations.

But the news on Wilson over the weekend will determine if Newcastle need to prioritise the signing of a more proven Premier League goalscorer, especially as current back-up Dwight Gayle has made only four substitute appearances in the league this season.




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