ANTHONY GORDON is the latest player to have added his name to Newcastle United’s injury list, with Eddie Howe revealing that the winger suffered an ankle injury in his side’s 4-4 draw with Luton Town.

Gordon failed to reappear for the second half at St James’ Park, and left the stadium on crutches with a protective boot on his right foot.

Howe confirmed the winger had suffered an ankle issue in the first half, but claimed it was too early to properly assess the seriousness of the damage.


“It looked like Anthony twisted his ankle. I wasn’t sure with the exact incident – I didn’t necessarily see the exact moment when he did it – but he was in a lot of pain at half-time and he had to come off.

“I’ve no idea how serious it is, but it was sore enough for him to have to come off. That was his decision, he knew he couldn’t continue. Obviously, we hope it’s not bad. He’s such an important player for us, and we missed him when he went off.”

Alexander Isak missed today’s game with the groin problem that forced him off during Tuesday’s 3-1 victory at Aston Villa.

The Swede was unable to participate despite having returned to light training, with Howe hopeful his problem is not too severe and he could have a chance of returning for next weekend’s game at Nottingham Forest.

“Alex has got a slight groin injury,” confirmed the Magpies boss. “We don’t think it’s too serious, and we’re hoping he’ll be back pretty soon, but when that is, I’m not sure.”