Newcastle United issue Alexander Isak injury update

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Eddie Howe’s allayed fears over the injury suffered by Alexander Isak on international duty.

The Newcastle United striker, signed from Real Sociedad for a club-record £60million fee this summer, had to withdraw from the Sweden squad last week after picking up a thigh problem in training, and there were concerns he was facing a number of weeks on the sidelines.

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Isak won’t be involved against Fulham tomorrow, though Howe – who will have Bruno Guimaraes and Callum Wilson available at Craven Cottage – doesn't expect him to be out for long.

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Newcastle United striker Alexander Isak.Newcastle United striker Alexander Isak.
Newcastle United striker Alexander Isak.

“He got an injury training with Sweden,” said United’s head coach. “He’s come back. The scan doesn’t look too bad, so we’re not overly concerned it’s a long injury. He’s out running on grass, so he’s looking good at the moment.”

Isak has scored two goals from three appearances for the club. The 22-year-old scored against Liverpool on his debut, and also netted against Bournemouth from the penalty spot before the international break.