The Newcastle United midfielder was out of action for 6 months due to injury
Newcastle United midfielder Joe Willock is still sidelined for a long time due to injury.
Willock has not played for Newcastle since May after injuring his hamstring in the 4-1 win over Brighton & Hove Albion last season. The 24-year-old midfielder missed the entire pre-season and is yet to feature this season after suffering another injury.
After recovering from a hamstring injury, Willock suffered an Achilles tendon injury, which delayed his return to Newcastle’s first team. And with the former Arsenal youngster sidelined for nearly six months, Magpies head coach Eddie Howe believes the player will not be available for selection until November.
Giving an update on Willock, Howe said:
” He is fine. We hope that in another phase of his return he will be on the field, not with us but with the physiotherapists and sports scientists who is really trying to build his confidence and carry his weight.
“Everything went well, I looked happy. I think the doctors have set the right time for him to return. I don’t think we’ll rush, I think we’ll be careful. “He still has a way to go. I think he should return to training around mid-October and then of course he will need some time to get back in shape.
If all goes according to plan, Willock will be out of action for nearly six months for Newcastle, who are currently struggling with a number of injury problems.
Emil Krafth has returned from a 13-month injury layoff with Newcastle’s U21 side, but is still a long way from making a first-team appearance while Harvey Barnes is expected to be out until 2024. Callum Wilson is close like being involved. first team. returning from a “minor” hamstring problem while Sven Botman will only return after the international break following a knee injury.
Joelinton suffered a hamstring injury in the 2-0 win over Burnley on Saturday and could miss upcoming games against Paris Saint-Germain and West Ham United before the international break.