Miguel Almiron ruled out for the rest of the season for Newcastle
Record signing to miss games that could shape Brighton and Liverpool's seasons
Last Updated: 24/04/19 2:58pm
Newcastle forward Miguel Almiron will miss the rest of the season after suffering a hamstring injury.
Almiron, the club's record signing, was injured in Saturday's 3-1 win over Southampton and left the pitch in tears.
He will be unavailable for the final three games of Newcastle's league campaign against Brighton, Liverpool and Fulham, and faces a race to be fit for selection for Paraguay at this summer's Copa America.
A statement issued on the Newcastle club website said: "Miguel Almiron will miss the rest of the season after suffering a hamstring injury in Saturday's 3-1 win over Southampton.
"The 25-year-old was withdrawn in the 64th minute against the Saints and, having been assessed by the club's medical staff, it has been confirmed that he will not be fit for the Magpies' final three matches of the campaign.
"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."
The Copa America gets under way in Brazil on June 14, with Paraguay opening their campaign against Qatar in Rio de Janeiro two days later.