Newcastle winger Allan Saint-Maximin will most likely be out of circulate for a month due to a hamstring injure suffered of theirvictory over Southamptonon Sunday.
The Frenchman left the pitch within the sixth minute of stoppage time and later left on crutches.
Newcastle have six matches up to the FA Cup third spherical fixture against both Rochdale or Boston on 4 January right in the course of the busy festive period.
On Sunday Bruce said he would “kick himself if he’s out for an extraordinarily very long time”.
He admitted it is “the arrangement back of taking half in any individual tired”.
In Thursday’s 2-0 salvage at Sheffield United, Saint-Maximin headed his first purpose for the Magpies but used to be substituted within the 81st minute and left the discipline with a intently strapped ankle.
The 22-year-extinct missed games against Norwich and Watford in August through injure, as properly as the defeat by Liverpool in September.
Newcastle signed the Frenchman from Nice for £16.5m this summer and he has started nine of their 16 Premier League games, scoring and assisting as soon as.