February 22, 2024

 

One of Newcastle United’s first-team stars has suffered an injury and now faces a race against time to recover in time for the Premier League match against Premier League the following weekend.

Regarding the fitness of one of its stars, the Magpies are in a tight fight against the clock.

What Newcastle players are injured right now?

Eddie Howe is dealing with a number of injuries at St. James’ Park, including those to Joelinton, Sven Botman, Joe Willock, and Emil Krafth. Harvey Barnes is also expected to miss at least the first half of next year due to a significant foot injury.

The northeast team drew 2-2 with West Ham United in the top division last Sunday at the London Stadium, earning another point that moves them up to eighth place in the standings going into the international break. However, despite the positive outcome, something unfortunate happened that day.

After 86 minutes, Alexander Isak, who scored both of the goals in the capital, signalled to the boss that he needed to be substituted after being on the receiving end of a knock which saw him replaced by Callum Wilson, who is now back to full fitness.

The 24-year-old striker from Sweden was selected for his country’s squad for their upcoming matches against Moldova and Belgium, but tests have revealed that he will not be allowed to play for his country (The Athletic).

Alexander Isak injury update

Taking to X, Jacob Whitehead confirmed an Alexander Isak injury update – Newcastle’s centre-forward has had to leave Sweden’s camp and return to Tyneside to begin his road to recovery, where he is hoping to be available for next weekend’s fixture at St. James’ Park.

“Alexander Isak leaves the Swedish team due to an injury. According to a statement, “it is clear” that he won’t be ready for Sweden’s games the following week. Race to be well in time for Crystal Palace vs. #NUFC.”

Alexander Isak has scored how many goals for Newcastle?

Isak has made 20 contributions—including 17 goals and three assists—in 37 appearances since moving to Newcastle from Real Sociedad last summer. Should he, for whatever reason, be unable to return in time for the team’s upcoming domestic match, Howe would be severely handicapped.

The attacker, who is sponsored by Adidas, has taken 17 shots so far this season, more than all of his colleagues combined (FBRef – Newcastle statistics), underscoring his drive to score. His height also lends him a commanding physical presence.

Howe, who is defined as “big unit” by journalist Josh Bunting and is 6 feet 3 in height, is a real target man in the final third and a challenge for the defense of an opponent. He is also at ease when not leading the line.

Isak has the versatility to play out wide on both the left and right flanks in addition to through the centre, so the manager will be hoping that his best asset is able to return to the field as soon as possible. Isak earns £180k per week (Newcastle wages).

 

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