Medical Insider: Newcastle United should be 'concerned' after Callum Wilson latest
Newcastle United should be “concerned” about Callum Wilson’s fitness after he missed England training again.
That is the view of medical expert Ben Dinnery, who runs the Premier Injuries site and has a background in injury and data analysis, speaking exclusively to Football Insider.
Sky Sports reported on Tuesday (6 December) that Wilson missed England training with a “minor strain”.
The Three Lions confirmed on Wednesday (7 December) that he was again absent from the outdoor session as he was continuing his rehab indoors.
“There is a little bit of context, he does need to be managed given the problems that he’s had,” Dinnery told Football Insider‘s Connor Whitley.
“But it’s not like there are any post-match management issues or post-match recovery sessions needed so there is a slight concern in that regard.
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“We are hoping it is them erring on the side of caution given what has happened previously.
“It’s not an ideal situation. It has been referenced as a minor strain and that can potentially mean seven to 10 days or 14 days out on the sidelines.
“It’s always difficult with how these injuries are reported and referenced. If it’s just a bit of tightness that’s fine but if it’s a strain or a grade one tear then that is a worry and impact on the remainder of the tournament.
“You don’t want to take any risks and maybe further exasperate that problem.
“While Harry Kane is available, I won’t say fully fit because he’s taken a couple of knocks, it’s not really an issue. Maybe the reason Wilson hasn’t been involved a great deal is because that problem is being managed.
“As it currently stands, the wider concern is for Newcastle. Isak isn’t fully up to speed so they’ll be hoping Wilson will be available and it’s just management and nothing too serious so he can come back fully fit.
“It’s one to watch and be wary of given what’s happened in the past.”