Allan Saint-Maximin given permission to make surprise trip to Monaco for ‘checks’ as Newcastle winger continues recovery from groin injury
- Allan Saint-Maximin is currently sidelined after picking up a groin injury
- The Newcastle winger has travelled to Monaco after permission from the club
- Sportsmail understands Saint-Maximin was having ‘checks’ while out in Monaco
Newcastle winger Allan Saint-Maximin has made a surprise visit to Monaco as he recovers from a groin injury.
Club sources say they were aware of the player’s movements — which coincided with his 24th birthday — and gave permission for him to travel.
It is understood he was on the French Riviera for ‘checks’, although it is not known if they were connected to his injury. The Government has advised against all but ‘essential travel’.
Allan Saint-Maximin travelled to Monaco for ‘checks’ as he remains sidelined with injury
The Newcastle winger collected a groin injury last month against Wolverhampton Wanderers
It is known some team-mates were surprised that Saint-Maximin was allowed to take the seven-day break.
The Frenchman arrived back in the North-East over the weekend and will follow relevant Covid-19 protocols before continuing his rehab with the club’s medical staff.
Saint-Maximin suffered an injury to his groin and abductor area during last month’s 1-1 draw with Wolves, after which it was confirmed he would be sidelined until April.
Manager Steve Bruce is desperate to have the forward back in contention after a dismal run of two wins from 19 matches in all competitions.
Newcastle are one place and two points outside the bottom three in the Premier League ahead of a huge game at fifth-from-bottom Brighton on Saturday evening.
Newcastle boss Steve Bruce (centre) is desperate to get the winger back for the run-in
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