Newcastle United have been dealt a big double injury blow ahead of their away trip to West Brom in the Premier League on Sunday lunchtime.
As per the official website of the St. James’ Park faithful, both Allan Saint-Maximin and Miguel Almiron will be out of action until April after they picked up injuries in the 1-1 home draw with Wolves on Saturday night.
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Almiron picked up an injury to his knee and had to be replaced at half time, while Saint-Maximin suffered a groin injury midway through the second half of the game.
The North East club have now confirmed that both players have undergone scans and will continue their rehabilitation with the medical team.
Newcastle losing Saint-Maximin and Almiron a big blow
The fact that the Tyneside club will have to play not just against the Baggies, but for the rest of the month without two of their key players is no doubt a big blow to Steve Bruce’s team as they look to avoid getting relegated from the Premier League down to the EFL Championship.
Saint-Maximin has contributed two goals and three assists in the top flight so far in the 2020/21 term, while also averaging 3.3 successful dribbles and one key pass a game (Sofascore). Without him, the Magpies really struggle to progress the ball up the pitch.
Almiron has played in no fewer than 24 of the 26 matches in the division so far this season, with his four goals and an assist (Sofascore) also showing his influence on the attacking side of the pitch for the Magpies.
Nonetheless, the Toon will have to try and find a way to cope without them for their next set of fixtures, starting off against Albion at the weekend.
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