Eddie Howe offers Anthony Gordon injury update after Luton stalemate

Newcastle were looking to capitalise on their 3-1 win over Aston Villa on Saturday when they took on Luton but were held to a 4-4 draw.

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Anthony Gordon injury update

As well as failing to see off Luton for the second time in two months, Newcastle were dealt an injury blow to a key star over the weekend.

Anthony Gordon left St James’ Park on crutches after being forced off at half-time in the 4-4 draw against Luton.

Following the game, Eddie Howe said he had ‘no idea’ how long Gordon would be out for: “It looked like he twisted his ankle, I wasn’t sure of the incident.

“I did not necessarily see the incident but he was in a lot of pain at half-time so he had to come off. No idea (how long). He saw enough for him to come off, that was his decision and knew he could not continue. Obviously, we hope it is not bad but we will miss him.”

On a more positive note, Callum Wilson and Harvey Barnes look to have come through their returns unscathed: “We’ve never been able to get to a point where we feel we’ve got full strength. Today we had Callum and Harvey on the bench then we lose Anthony. I hope that the injury for Anthony is not serious and that Callum and Harvey came through their cameos OK.”

Josh Barker

Josh Barker

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