Fresh injury scare for Newcastle United striker as Eddie Howe provides update

Alexander Isak, Eddie Howe, Newcastle. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Alexander Isak, Eddie Howe, Newcastle. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) /

Newcastle United striker Alexander Isak has fresh injury scare as Eddie Howe updates. He had to come off in that drawn game against West Ham near the end.

Alexander Isak scored a brace against West Ham helping Newcastle salvage a 2-2 draw and a very important point away from St. James’ Park. However, Eddie Howe took him off to bring on Callum Wilson. The 31-year-old Newcastle striker is already suffering from an injury. However, he had to come on to replace Isak and at that time, it felt like a like-for-like substitute for the Magpies. After the match, Eddie Howe revealed the reason for this substitution and that would scare Geordies because it’s not good news for them.

Eddie Howe provides fresh Newcastle injury update: Isak a doubt for Palace

After the game against West Ham, Newcastle manager Eddie Howe provided an update on the situation of Alexander Isak and explained why he brought on injured Callum Wilson to replace the Swedish striker. Howe explained;

"“Callum Wilson couldn’t have started the game and indeed, couldn’t really have played longer than he did in the end (86th minute). I only really wanted to use him in an emergency but Alex signalled that he had to come off, so he was a natural replacement.”"

He was also asked about the severity of the injury and whether he would be available for the game against Palace. The Newcastle boss replied;

"“Fingers crossed Alex will be okay.”"

The Magpies are already missing so many key players in their squad. Having Alexander Isak in that list of injured players will be concerning for Eddie Howe who is just starting to turn this season around. Newcastle United would be hoping that Isak’s injury is not that serious and he will be back soon. The next games for the Magpies will be at St James’ Park when they host Crystal Palace in the Premier League and Dortmund in the Champions League.

Do you think Isak will be back before the game against Palace?