The Royal County’s top scorer so far this year is unable to train due to a groin injury that leaves him doubtful to make the June 15 clash with Carlow.
Newman was unable to play for Kilmainham in the intermediate club championship last weekend and didn’t feature in county challenges against Cork and Galway.
He was also a notable absentee from Tuesday night’s facile 19-point friendly win over Sligo in Trim.
Meath boss Mick O’Dowd has several other injury worries as he attempts to plot a course to a third straight provincial final.
Captain Kevin Reilly and former All Star forward Stephen Bray both missed a high profile senior club championship game for Navan O’Mahony’s last weekend.
The Brews Hill club were beaten by town rivals Simonstown Gaels who lost Meath player Seamus Kenny to a groin injury that threatens his involvement against Carlow.