Newcastle legend Shearer worried about Wilson absence

Newcastle legend Alan Shearer believes Callum Wilson’s injury is a concern.

The striker suffered a calf and achilles injury in their 1-1 draw with Manchester United on December 27.

Newcastle’s top goalscorer this season, with six goals in 15 appearances in all competitions, has endured an injury-plagued career – something Shearer sympathises with, wishing him a speedy recovery with Newcastle mired in a relegation battle.

Shearer told the Daily Mail: “He was Newcastle’s goalscorer, so to lose him for any period of time is a blow. However, I think with Callum’s career you know, at some stage of the season, you’re going to lose him for at least a quarter of it anyway.

“That’s sort of what’s happened right throughout his career and sometimes a bit more. It’s probably no surprise that he has picked up an injury because that’s what his body is like, I think.

“But he’s the one player in the Newcastle team that can get a scruffy goal from two yards out, he can sniff that opportunity where to be so there’s no doubt it’s a big blow for Newcastle having him out injured.”

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