The return to training of Emil Krafth will be welcome news to Newcastle United fans after injury blows to Allan Saint-Maximin and Miguel Almiron, as reported by the club’s official website.
Saint-Maximin and Almiron were both injured during the 1-1 draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers at the weeked and look likely to be out of action until April, as reported by BT Sport.
Almiron is now out with a knee injury, while attacking talisman Saint-Maximin will be sidelined with a groin problem.
In a triple kick in the teeth, right-back Krafth was also substituted against Wolves but is now set to resume training this week.
At least that’s some crumb of comfort for long-suffering Newcastle fans.
The Magpies signed Krafth for £5 million in August 2019 on a four-year deal.
But the 26-year-old Swede has been undergoing injury woes of his own this season.
Krafth – low on minutes
Krafth has only played 696 Premier League minutes this season, starting just seven games.
But the Magpies defender has started Steve Bruce’s past three league matches – the outings against Wolves, Manchester United and Chelsea.
If fit, it seems likely Krafth will be back in the starting XI soon.
He has a few days to get up and running for a game that could have a major impact on Newcastle’s season.
Next up for the Magpies is a ‘six-pointer’ at West Bromwich Albion on Sunday at high noon.
The last time the two sides met, Newcastle won 2-1 thanks to goals from Almiron and Dwight Gayle.
For the return match, Bruce will need all hands on deck.
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