Eddie Howe provides injury update on Callum Wilson, Alexander Isak and Sven Botman ahead of Bournemouth clash

Newcastle head to Bournemouth on Saturday.

Eddie Howe provides injury update on Callum Wilson, Alexander Isak and Sven Botman ahead of Bournemouth clash
Callum Wilson
Wilson suffered a hamstring strain midweek against Dortmund (Picture: Getty)

Newcastle United will make a late decision on Callum Wilson’s fitness heading into Saturday’s clash with Bournemouth.

Eddie Howe is dealing with a mounting injury crisis with Dan Burn joining the absentee list last Saturday against Arsenal.

Wilson started Newcastle’s 2-0 defeat to Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Tuesday night but was replaced at half-time due to a hamstring issue.

The 31-year-old striker was included in the England squad on Thursday afternoon with Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate admitting he could still withdraw from the group because of that knock ahead of final European Championship qualifiers against Malta and North Macedonia.

But Wilson could still be in contention for the Magpies’ trip down south this weekend.

‘Callum has a tight hamstring,’ Howe told a press conference on Friday.

‘We are doing various tests on him, we will see how he does this morning before making a decision on the game. Other than that, we have no fresh injuries from the other night.’

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Isak expected to be back after the international break (Picture: Getty)

Newcastle also remain without Jacob Murphy, Harvey Barnes, Elliot Anderson, Matt Targett, Sven Botman and Alexander Isak, with Bruno Guimaraes set to serve a one-match ban this weekend after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season in the win over Arsenal.

Sando Tonali is also a long-term absentee following his 10-month ban for betting breaches.

Botman has missed his side’s last nine games with a knee injury and recently returned to Netherlands for further treatment.

Isak has been recovering from a groin injury with Howe confident he will be available after the international break.

‘Alex is doing well and is working on his fitness levels. We are building up his load and the plan is for him to return after the international break,’ Howe said.

‘No massive news on Sven, he is progressing well, he has been away in the Netherlands getting specialist treatment. I think he’s back here today so I will chat with him and see how he is getting on.’

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