Newcastle United have lost a first-team regular to injury ahead of their trip to Milan, and a new source has revealed how many games he is anticipated to miss.
Who is out of action for Newcastle United?
Joe Willock, Javier Manquillo, and Emil Krafth are all now injured, but Eddie Howe received a lift over the weekend when a number of his players returned from the treatment room.
Sven Botman, Elliot Anderson, and Sandro Tonali all made individual comebacks during Saturday’s 1-0 Premier League victory over Brentford, which is useful given that the northeast outfit is set to compete in their first Champions League match against AC Milan at the San Siro this week.
However, Joelinton will be unable to compete under the bright lights of Europe’s elite competition due to a reoccurring knee ailment incurred during last month’s 2-1 defeat to Liverpool, which saw him miss the recent win over Thomas Frank’s side.
The Magpies’ central midfielder was named to Brazil’s squad alongside Bruno Guimaraes during the international break, and he even came on as a substitute in both matches, but since returning to the northeast, the 27-year-old has suffered a setback due to constantly playing with his problem.
How long will Joelinton be out?
According to Newcastle World, Joelinton is anticipated to be out for at least the “next six matches” after suffering a knee injury while on international duty for Brazil.
“Joe had a recurrence of his knee injury playing for Brazil in the second game so he won’t be with us for a few weeks,” Howe previously told the media, and the outlet claims that the earliest he’s expected to return to action is for the Premier League game against Crystal Palace on October 21.
Joelinton has how many goals for Newcastle?
Joelinton has made 33 contributions (22 goals and 11 assists) in 161 appearances since joining Newcastle, and his form has previously been hailed as “immense” by journalist Josh Bunting, so the fact that he’ll be out for nearly a month will be a huge blow to Howe.
The ROGON client, who makes £85k per week, has also registered 12 shot-creating actions this season, which is the second-highest total in the squad, according to FBRef, not to mention the different dimension he brings to the center with his height and physical presence, standing at 6 foot 1.
Furthermore, Alianca’s native is a versatile player who has played in seven different positions since the start of his career, including three roles in the midfield and even everywhere across the frontline, though this is another attribute that the manager will be without.
Joelinton was awarded the club’s Player of the Year for the 2021/22 season, demonstrating how much he is valued by his teammates, staff, and supporters. As a result, everyone connected with the club will be yearning for his return to action as soon as possible.