Following his injury that forced him to leave the match against Fulham in the first fifteen minutes on Saturday, Fabian Schar has taken to social media to allay some fears.
After moving the ball forward out of defense, Schar pulled up, and Emil Krafth was replaced. Soon after, Raul Jimenez received a straight red card for challenging Sean Longstaff, bringing Fulham down to 10 men.
The Magpies’ Joelinton was then substituted by Lewis Miley after he was forced off with a hamstring problem during the first half. Newcastle’s first goal of the game came from Miley in the second half, and the hosts went on to win 3-0 thanks to goals from Dan Burn and Miguel Almiron.
Schar posted a brief update on Instagram following the game, saying, “Excellent outcome. I hope to return shortly.” Schar and Joelinton’s injuries, according to Newcastle head coach Eddie Howe, weren’t “serious,” but both players would be questionable for Tuesday’s Carabao Cup quarterfinal trip to Chelsea (8 p.m. kickoff).
“I think Fabby’s is a glute problem, I don’t think it’s a hamstring, and Joey’s possibly might be a hamstring,” explained Howe.
Clearly, that is the drawback. Although we don’t believe them to be significant, they are undoubtedly short-term issues that we are currently finding difficult to deal with off the field.
We were considering the possibility that our injury ordeal might be over. Let’s just see where we are now that it has negatively reared its head once more.
Alexander Isak, a striker for Newcastle, may also be sidelined because of a persistent groin problem that kept him out of the lineup on Saturday. However, The Magpies’ ongoing injury crisis will prevent several first-team players from playing.
The Magpies are missing injured players Elliot Anderson, Joe Willock, Jacob Murphy, Harvey Barnes, Nick Pope, Matt Targett, Javier Manquillo, and Sandro Tonali for the duration of the season in addition to Schar, Joelinton, and Isak.
After losing to AC Milan in the Champions League on Wednesday, Howe’s team will be hoping to advance in the cup.