By Ben Dinnery

29th Sep, 2022 | 1:41pm

Medical insider names Bruno Guimaraes return date as Newcastle United 'fears' revealed

There is every chance that Newcastle United star Bruno Guimaraes will return from injury to face Fulham on Saturday (1 October).

That is the view of medical expert Ben Dinnery, who runs the Premier Injuries site and has a background in injury and data analysis.

Guimaraes, 24, missed three matches between late August and early September with a hamstring injury.

The Brazilian holding midfielder returned for the Magpies’ last match before the international break, the 1-1 draw with Bournemouth on 17 September.

He has since gone away with his national team and was due to play a role in the friendlies against Ghana and Tunisia.

But as relayed by The Sun on Tuesday (27 September), Guimaraes was forced to fly home early after picking up a thing issue.

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Dinnery, however, claims that it is not a recurrence of his previous hamstring problem and is unlikely to see him miss this weekend’s clash at Craven Cottage,

“We know he has just returned from a hamstring injury,” he told Football Insider’s Adam Williams.

“When he went away on international duty and it was reported that he has picked up another thigh injury, the fear is that it was a recurrence of that. That would mean another lengthy spell on the sidelines.

“But thankfully that doesn’t appear to be the case. There was some suggestion that he could have been on the bench against Ghana, but he wasn’t. They were two non-competitive games, so there was no need to take that risk unnecessarily.

“He’ll return to Tyneside and will be working individually in the gym. There is a good chance he could feature against Fulham at the weekend.

“Thankfully, it doesn’t appear to be a hamstring. There is a little bit of swelling in that thigh, but nothing too serious.

“He will be one of all the Newcastle players that I would be most optimistic about recovering and playing a part.”

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