Newcastle’s Bruno Guimaraes out for weeks rather than months with ankle injury
EXCLUSIVE: Bruno Guimaraes has NOT suffered serious damage to his ankle after coming off injured in Newcastle’s win over Fulham… with the midfielder to be sidelined for weeks rather than months
- Bruno Guimaraes went off with an ankle injury against Fulham on Sunday
- There were fears that he could have suffered a very serious injury
- However, a scan has revealed that he has avoided serious damage to the ankle
- Guimaraes is now expected to be sidelined for weeks rather than months
Newcastle midfielder Bruno Guimaraes will be sidelined for a matter of weeks rather than months after a scan on his injured ankle revealed no serious damage.
There were fears the Brazilian could have suffered torn ligaments during Sunday’s 1-0 win over Fulham when boss Eddie Howe said afterwards that the player was still in some distress, adding ‘that is never a good sign’.
The 25-year-old left the field in tears at half-time after rolling his ankle and playing on for 25 minutes. Howe later admitted he perhaps should have made a substitution earlier.
Guimaraes was sent for a scan on Monday and Sportsmail can reveal that the results are positive. We understand he is looking at a period of at least a week – or weeks – in the treatment room, but not much longer.
That could still mean he misses both legs of the Carabao Cup semi-final against Southampton – scheduled for January 24 and 31 – but Newcastle will know more in the coming days.
More to follow…
Bruno Guimaraes was left in a lot of pain after hurting his right ankle on Sunday
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