Premier League injury analyst Ben Dinnery has offered the following update on Allan Saint-Maximin’s availability for Leicester City on Sunday.
Allan Saint-Maximin (hamstring) will be assessed ahead of this weekends’ trip to Leicester City. Sean Longstaff is expected to be available at the King Power, but Dwight Gayle, Florian Lejeune and DeAndre Yedlin are all expected to miss out. #NUFC
— Ben Dinnery (@BenDinnery) September 24, 2019
Allan made his return last weekend after going down at Tottenham with a recurrence of his hamstring injury on August 25th. Saint-Maximin had originally missed the Norwich fixture a week before with what was diagnosed as a tight hamstring.
The 22-year-old made an immediate impact when he came on the pitch in his return. He offered a threat with his turn of pace and ability to beat his man that Newcastle had lacked up to that point.
He was unfortunately taken down by Brighton defender Lewis Dunk late in the game. Whether that collision led to a set-back with his hamstring or an unrelated knock is not know at this point.
Allan Saint-Maximin– taken down by Lewis Dunk
However, we have heard little from the club on Saint-Maximin’s situation. Allan had the following comments after the game which seem to indicate that he should be available for Sunday’s match at Leicester City:
“I’m very happy because it’s been a long time for me with an injury. Normally, I don’t get this injury, but this happened because the Premier League is very physical and I have to adapt myself quickly.
“It was hard because I trained hard to come back and everybody didn’t want this to happen again. I will work hard to be good for next week.
“But I’m really happy to be back – I would prefer to be back with a win, but we’ve drawn 0-0, and we have to keep going for the next game.”
Steve Bruce also gave this update on Saturday after it was noticed that Allan was clutching his hamstring after the match:
“We hope it’s just impact. I haven’t asked the doctor just yet. We’re in tomorrow, and we’ll see. We’ve got one or two nursing knocks.”
We’ll have to wait to see what update is given by the club for Allan’s availability. At this point, we have every confidence that he will be ready and raring to go.
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