First Team Injuries:
DEF Paul Dummett - Hamstring - Nearing return from opening match injury
DEF Jamaal Lascelles - Ankle - Doubt for 10/18
MID Christian Atsu - Thigh Muscle Tear - Doubt for 10/18
MID Mikel Merino - Back - Out a couple weeks
Tests have revealed that winger Christian Atsu will not play for #Ghana in Sunday's World Cup qualifier against Egypt. Team doctor says the scans show @ChristianAtsu20 suffered a thigh muscle tear. pic.twitter.com/rKUb61WZ2r— Ghana FA (GFA) (@ghanafaofficial) November 10, 2017
News broke from the Ghanaian national team’s Twitter account that Christian Atsu has dropped out of the Ghana squad. His injury suffered against Bournemouth was aggravated on international duty.
There is speculation that Mikel Merino may be sidelined until December. His back injury remains a problem and it seems certain that he will miss at least two weeks.
Jamal Lascelles has an ankle injury which looks to keep him out of this weekend’s match, but it is unlikely to affect his status for the following game.
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Newcastle have one of the season’s toughest tests in facing Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday. Without captain Jamaal Lascelles, Christian Atsu, or Mikel Merino, there is not much hope for a favorable result.