Shocking; Newcastle United star facing six month on sidelines

Newcastle United have been without Joe Willock since May.

Eddie Howe, the head coach of Newcastle United, has updated the status of Joe Willock’s injury.

The former Arsenal midfielder hasn’t played for the Magpies since May after suffering a hamstring injury during the team’s penultimate home match of the 2022–23 season against Brighton and Hove Albion.

Howe anticipates the 24-year-old to start full training at the latest by the end of October, but he still has a “way to go” before his return.Joe Willock says he has 'all the attributes' needed to play for England |  The IndependentHowe told NewcastleWorld that “He’s doing well.” He’s in a new stage of his recovery now; instead of being with us, he’s on the grass working with physiotherapists and sports scientists to increase his load and resilience. doing well and appears content.

“I believe the physios have scheduled his return at a decent moment. We won’t rush him back, I don’t think; I think we’ll take our time.

“He’s still got a way to go. I think he’s due to return to training towards the middle to end of October and then of course he’ll need a little bit of time to get his proper fitness back.”

With a return to action not looking likely until November, it means Willock will have spent six months out.

Willock made 35 appearances last season where he scored six goals and provided six assists as the Magpies sealed Champions League qualification.

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