Wilson could sit out the rest of the season after chest surgery

By Byron Goodchild

NEWCASTLE’S England striker Callum Wilson could miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery on a pectoral muscle injury.

Wilson suffered the injury during Newcastle’s 3-2 win against Nottingham Forest.

While the striker was able to complete the full 90 minutes, he used his shirt to create a sling at the end of the match.

Wilson has had a rocky season suffering numerous setbacks with calf and hamstring injuries.

The 31 year old has scored eight goals in 22 in all competitions for Newcastle this season.

Newcastle will now have to play without him this Saturday when they face Bournemouth at St James Park.

They currently sit seventh in the table with 14 games remaining.

Newcastle manager Eddie Howe feels this is a big blow for his striker as he himself recognises that this season has had many challenges for the England strikers fitness.

“It is no doubt a big blow for him,”

“It’s been a stop-start season for him. We hope he’s back before the end of the season.”

“It was a strange injury. He got in a tussle with the centre-back at the end of the last match,” said Howe.

“We had it scanned and hoped initially he could continue, but when he went to see a specialist I think it was apparent quite early that he needed it operating on.”