ANDY CARROLL has suffered his first new injury at Newcastle – while Fabian Schar has joined him on the sidelines.
Crock-prone Carroll has not started a game since rejoining the Toon in the summer and has been training just two days a weekafter being eased back from ankle surgery.
But it is understood the striker picked up a slight groin issue after coming off the bench at Chelsea last Saturday – and will now miss Sundays visit of Wolves.
Defender Schar is also out of this weekends match after injuring his knee at Stamford Bridge, the severity of which is still unknown.
The Swiss centre-half, 27, has been an ever-present for Newcastle so far this season.
But boss Steve Bruce will have to reshuffle his defence, with Paul Dummett and Federico Fernandez waiting in the wings.
Left wing-back Matt Ritchie, 30, will not be risked this weekend despite returning to training after an ankle injury.