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Newcastle United Star Out For The Remainder Of This Season: Big Blow For Benitez?

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Abhinab Ghosh
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Newcastle United wide man Miguel Almiron sustained a serious injury against Southampton on Saturday which could see him miss the rest of this campaign. In a recent interview after the match versus the Saints (via Sky Sports), Rafael Benitez provided an update on the injury and said, “He was working very hard, and it is not easy for a player who was doing well in another country, at a massive club in front of 52,000 fans, to then get injured and maybe have to be out for the rest of the season.

“It is his first injury of this type. He was doing well and the fans love him. It is a hamstring injury, but we will have to see how he is. We will have to speak with the doctor and see how he reacts.”

Almiron’s Injury: Huge Blow For Newcastle?

Benitez’s update will be a bitter pill to swallow for the Toon Army as their beloved club are playing some of their best football of this season at St. James’ Park over the past few weeks.

Losing the Paraguayan sensation to injury will be a massive blow for the Magpies; however, the Newcastle fans will find solace at the fact that their club are currently in pole position to avoid relegation at the end of this season.

What Does The Paraguayan Winger Offer On The Pitch?

The Magpies are currently sitting 10 points above the relegation zone, and one of their main reasons for their recent success in the Premier League has been Almiron’s form down the left flank. He has linked up play well with his teammates in the opposition half and has been a potent weapon for Benitez on the left wing.

However, the 25-year-old is yet to score or assist for the Tyneside outfit having played in 9 matches, and so Benitez would hope that his star winger can make a speedy recovery and report back for pre-season ahead of the new campaign. Almiron boasts blistering pace and is a very penetrative dribbler with the ball out in the wide areas. He has all the attributes to be a success in the English top-flight

Final Verdict

However, losing him to injury will hurt their chances of success in the last three matches of this Premier League campaign.

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