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Is Alexander Isak fit to play for Newcastle this weekend? Eddie Howe confirms striker having injury scan ahead of Wolves game

Alexander Isak is a doubt for Newcastle as they prepare for a trip to face Wolves at Molineux this weekend. 

The striker pulled out of the Sweden squad over the international break after struggling with a knee injury during the Magpies’ 2-2 draw with West Ham. 

Isak's injury woes show no signs of abating


Isak’s injury woes show no signs of abatingCredit: Getty

Isak netted a double during that game but was substituted late on with a knock, raising initial concerns over his fitness. 

He managed to recover in time to start Newcastle’s 1-0 Champions League defeat against Borussia Dortmund but was hooked early after a reoccurrence of the problem.

Is Isak fit to play this weekend? 

Isak will be unable to feature for Newcastle against Wolves.

Speaking before the game, manager Howe revealed the bad news.

“Alex [Isak] is a groin which we don’t think is serious but it’s reoccurrence of the groin injury he suffered playing for Sweden so we need to assess that,” he said.

“He’s had a scan today but we don’t suspect that is going to be too bad.”

Isak damaged his already injured groin in Europe


Isak damaged his already injured groin in EuropeCredit: Getty

So Isak will need to recover quickly if he is to be in the Newcastle squad instead of joining plenty of players in the treatment room. 

Harvey Barnes is out long-term while Sven Botman, Elliot Anderson and Jacob Murphy are also injured but the former could be involved.

Meanwhile, Sandro Tonali is set to serve a lengthy suspension for illegal betting activity and may be kept out of the limelight.

Howe will not want Isak to be out longer than he has to, so he will be hoping his striker will be back fit for next weekend’s game against Arsenal.

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