Football: Newcastle record signing Almiron in doubt for Copa America

Football: Newcastle record signing Almiron in doubt for Copa America

Miguel Almiron could be a doubt for the Copa America with Paraguay
Miguel Almiron could be a doubt for the Copa America with Paraguay. (Photo: AFP/Adrian DENNIS)

LONDON: 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 Jun 14 and Paraguay's opening game with 2022 World Cup hosts Qatar on Jun 16.

Source: AFP/nh

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