Trippier, Pope & Almirón: Newcastle injury news and return dates with 11 potentially out for Fulham clash

The latest Newcastle United injury news and expected return dates ahead of the Premier League match against Fulham.
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Newcastle United’s injury crisis is deepening once again, and an entire starting side’s worth of players are now likely to miss Saturday’s Premier League match away to mid-table Fulham.

Eddie Howe will at least be able to welcome winger Anthony Gordon back to the line-up after he completed a one-match suspension, while Kieran Trippier and Tino Livramento are among the players who were absent for the Everton game but could make it back in time for the trip to Craven Cottage. We’ve collected all the latest injury news, updates and likely return dates for the 11 missing players below:

Nick Pope

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First-choice goalkeeper Pope has been out since the beginning of December with a serious shoulder injury but his rehabilitation is going well and he should be back on the pitch by the end of April. The imminent games against Fulham and Tottenham Hotspur will almost certainly come too soon for the former Burnley man, however.

Kieran Trippier

A calf injury kept the right-back out of the recent international break and he has still not returned to action, missing the last three consecutive Premier League matches. He is close to a return to full fitness and there is some chance that he is able to play at least some part against Fulham, but the games against Spurs or Crystal Palace are more realistic targets.

Tino Livramento

Trippier’s deputy on the right side of the defence is another serious doubt for the match at Craven Cottage. An ankle sprain sustained in the recent game against Chelsea saw him miss the FA Cup quarter-final loss to Manchester City and while he was fit to start the comeback win against West Ham United, he aggravated the ankle problem in the process and missed out against Everton. It is unclear as to whether he is likely to face Fulham.

Matt Targett

The left-back has been one of many players to endure persistent injury issues this season, and while he was back on the bench for the 3-2 defeat to Chelsea after recovering from a hamstring injury, a bout of Achilles tendonitis has sidelined him once again. That should only prove to be a relatively minor setback, but is serious enough to ensure that it is very doubtful that he is ready to face Fulham. Next weekend’s game against Spurs is more likely.

Jamaal Lascelles

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Captain Lascelles’ season is over after suffering an anterior cruciate ligament injury against West Ham last week. He is expected to be out for six to nine months as a consequence of the injury and certainly won’t feature again in the current campaign.

Sven Botman

The same is true for Dutch defender Botman, also out for six to nine months with a serious knee injury of his own. That was the centre-half’s second serious injury of the season, which has prompted concerns over how his fitness was handled by the Newcastle medical team.

Miguel Almirón

Another victim of the costly win over West Ham, the Paraguayan winger suffered a knee injury after coming on as a substitute and it was reported that he will be absent for up to a month. The late April fixture against Sheffield United is perhaps the earliest plausible date for a return.

Lewis Miley

The teenage midfielder has been hugely impressive over the course of his breakthrough season but may not feature again after picking up a back injury while on international duty with England Under-20s. There is some optimism that he will make it back for mid-May and the last couple of games of the Premier League season.

Joelinton

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A serious thigh injury picked up in the 3-0 derby day defeat of bitter rivals Sunderland back in January has kept Joelinton on the sidelines every since. The Brazilian has undergone surgery and, like Miley, will only be able to play in the last game or two of the season if at all.

Sandro Tonali

The Italian summer signing remains suspended until August following a ban for breaches of FIFA gambling regulations. He may face further charges from the FA relating to bets allegedly placed after joining Newcastle, but the club are optimistic that he will avoid further sanctions.

Callum Wilson

The experienced striker has made just two league appearances in 2024 as he deals with a string of injury issues. The latest problem is a torn pectoral muscle which forced Wilson to undergo surgery. He is now in light training as he continues rehabilitation, but is not expected to be back in first-team action until early May at least.