New Newcastle United update on 'minor' Alexander Isak injury ahead of West Ham United

Alexander Isak’s issued an update on the head injury he suffered as Newcastle United reached Wembley for the first time since 1999.
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Isak was forced off with a head injury after being struck on a head with a James Ward-Prowse free-kick late in Tuesday night’s 2-1 win over Southampton at St James’s Park.

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The striker – who felt “groggy” after being struck by the ball – could have to miss Saturday’s home game against West Ham United through concussion protocols.

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Speaking after the game, Newcastle head coach Eddie Howe said: “He felt a big groggy taking the ball to his head. I don’t know how bad that is, and I don’t know the concussions protocols.”

Isak, signed for a club-record £60million fee last summer, has issued an update on Instagram ahead of the game. The Sweden international – who returned from a long-term thigh injury last month – said he suffered a “minor head injury” against Southampton.

The 23-year-old posed: “Wembley it is! Great night at St James’s Park as always. Came off with a minor head injury but feeling fine after all.”

Isak, signed for a club-record £60million last summer, had come off the bench to replace Callum Wilson in the second half. Club captain Jamaal Lascelles replaced Isak in added time.

Howe said: "We didn't know what was going on, but we made a sub as soon as we knew Alex wasn't feeling great."

Newcastle are third in the Premier League, while West Ham are in 16th place.