Newcastle United head coach Eddie Howe has, late on Sunday, offered an replace on the wellbeing of midfield standout Bruno Guimaraes.
For these not conscious, Brazilian worldwide Guimaraes set pulses racing throughout the Newcastle fanbase earlier at present.
This got here because the Magpies climbed again away from Manchester United into third within the Premier League desk, courtesy of a hard-fought downing of Fulham.
After Aleksandr Mitrovic blew the possibility to place Fulham in entrance from the penalty spot 20 minutes from time, Alexander Isak emerged from the bench to nod dwelling the sport’s winner on the different finish, simply shy of the full-time whistle.
As alluded to above, although, on an in any other case stellar afternoon for Newcastle, one main supply of concern was too forthcoming, on the personnel entrance.
This came across the aforementioned Bruno Guimaraes being pressured right into a untimely departure from the motion.
After pulling up with an ankle drawback shortly earlier than the interval, the previous Olympique Lyonnais expertise didn’t emerge for the 2nd-half.
Speaking on the again of the conflict coming to an in depth, Eddie Howe, in flip, was drawn on Guimaraes’ wellbeing.
And the Newcastle boss’ ensuing replace proved altogether regarding, forward of the midfielder present process a spherical of medical scans over the times forward:
“Yeah, he was (in some misery), and he was after the sport too, he was frightened about his ankle. It was a twist. He felt we may keep on till proper on the finish of the primary half when he signalled to come back off. Never, by no means a great signal.
“From our perspective, we’ve got to get it scanned and checked out and see what the injury is. We hope it’s not long-term. But at this second in time, we don’t know.”