Newcastle United could be without their top scorer Callum Wilson until after the October international break.
This is another blow to Steve Bruce’s struggling side, who are yet to win a game in the Premier League this campaign.
Sources indicate that the striker’s quad muscle injury, which forced Wilson off after scoring during the 2-2 draw against Southampton on August 28, is likely to keep him out for up to six weeks.
More than a fortnight has passed since the 29-year-old tweaked the muscle — Wilson suffered the injury during the first half against Southampton but continued and scored, before being substituted in the 69th minute — and, if the initial prognosis proves correct, then he could miss Newcastle’s next three matches.
Bruce has refused to put a timescale on Wilson’s return but the striker is unlikely to feature against Leeds United on Friday evening, Watford, or in the match against Wolverhampton Wanderers.