Joelinton blow for Newcastle United

Steve Bruce is sweating on the fitness of Joelinton after he limped off at Carrow Road.


The striker was forced off during Newcastle United’s 3-1 defeat to Norwich City with a hip problem.

Head coach Steve Bruce said: “It’s a hip injury. We’ll do X-rays and scans. He’s took a nasty one to the side.”

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Joelinton put a header wide in the first half.

“I’m not going to criticise individuals,” said Bruce. “He got caught in the team effort, which wasn’t good enough.”