Paraguayan midfielder Miguel Almiron could be a doubt for his country’s Copa America campaign after Newcastle revealed he will miss their final three Premier League matches due to a hamstring injury.
The 25-year-old bought for a reported club record fee of £20 million ($26 million) from MLS Cup winners Atlanta United in January, went off in the second half of the 3-1 win over Southampton last weekend.
“Miguel Almiron will miss the rest of the season after suffering a hamstring injury in Saturday’s 3-1 win over Southampton,” read a statement from Newcastle.
“The club have already been in communication with — and will continue to liaise with — the Paraguayan Football Association ahead of this summer’s Copa America, which the player could still feature in depending on his recovery.”
Almiron has just over a month to recover with the Copa America, hosted by Brazil, kicking off on June 14 and Paraguay’s opening game with 2022 World Cup hosts Qatar on June 16.