Soccer – Josh King injury update before Newcastle vs Bournemouth

Soccer – Josh King injury update before Newcastle vs Bournemouth

Josh King still missing for Bournemouth

Bournemouth have released an eye-catching photo on Thursday morning’s training session.

The Cherries have posted a group photo with one obvious absentee: Josh King.

King was missing in action in last weekend’s 2-1 defeat to Man United.

The striker has been suffering with an ankle injury in recent weeks.

King originally sustained the problem while on international duty with Norway.

King has this week given an update on his injury status to Norway’s TV2 saying:

If I am not fit for the Newcastle game, I will not play the match. Right now it’s 50/50.

If I’m not 100 percent, I cannot join the national team. My club will not to let me do it  either.

It’s a little special injury, because there’s no timeframe on when I can come back. I just have to know myself when I feel good enough.

King has four goals and one assist in the Premier League.

Newcastle vs Bournemouth

King is seemingly unlikely to feature against Newcastle on Saturday in the Premier League.

The good news for Eddie Howe is that’s the only injury on Bournemouth’s books.

Callum Wilson should lead the attack, while the likes of Ryan Fraser and David Brooks should offer support from the flanks.

Bournemouth come into the Newcastle game sitting sixth in the division.

As for the Magpies, they are fourth bottom of the league.

However Newcastle did return to winning ways last weekend with a 1-0 victory over Watford.

Rafa Benitez is certainly without defender Florian Lejeune, who continues to be sidelined with a knee injury.

Elsewhere, Jamaal Lascelles is carrying a shoulder injury.

Newcastle also have doubts over Yoshinori Muto (calf), Jonjo Shelvey (muscular problem) and fringe player Jamie Sterry (groin).

Also see: Cristiano Ronaldo explains why Man United didn’t deserve to beat Juventus.

Jose Mourinho goes full Mourinho as he taunts Juventus fans after win.

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