Newcastle breathe sigh of relief as they learn extent of Bruno Guimaraes ankle injury

Newcastle United have been given positive news on Bruno Guimaraes’ ankle injury sustained against Fulham at the weekend.

WHAT HAPPENED? Newcastle have learned how long they will be without star man Guimaraes after he picked up an injury in their 1-0 win over Fulham in the Premier League on Sunday. The Brazilian didn’t emerge for the second half after suffering an ankle injury in the 20th minute which had head coach Eddie Howe fearing the worst, but The Athletic report that a scan has shown there is no serious damage.

THE BIGGER PICTURE: Guimaraes has been a revelation since signing for the Magpies from Lyon in January 2022 and provided a significant injection of quality in their midfield. Howe explained he twisted his ankle and was fearful of a long-term layoff, but the scan has revealed the 25-year-old is looking at weeks out, not months.