Newcastle United rocked by huge injury blow

Newcastle United have been rocked by an injury blow ahead of the new season.

Wednesday, 26th August 2020, 10:39 am

Dwight Gayle was forced off in yesterday’s 3-0 friendly win over Crewe Alexandra in York, and the striker, according to the Daily Telegraph, has suffered a worrying knee injury. Gayle, it’s reported, will have a scan this afternoon.

Speaking after the Crewe game, Bruce told NUFC TV: “Dwight's picked up a knock. We hope that's not too serious."

The 29-year-old, earmarked for a big role this season by head coach Steve Bruce, hit form last season after the Premier League restart, and ended the season with four goals. Gayle – who is in the final year of his contract at St James’s Park, missed a large part of the 2019/20 campaign with calf and hamstring injuries.

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Joelinton, United’s £40million striker, has not yet been seen in training.

Dwight Gayle.