Newcastle United rocked by new injury blow – key player out for several weeks
Gordon is not involved in this afternoon’s home game against Wolverhampton Wanderers because of an ankle problem.
The 22-year-old winger, signed from Everton in a £45million deal in January, suffered the injury in last weekend’s 2-0 defeat to Manchester City, and Howe – who has made five changes for the game – labelled his loss as a “short-term blow”.
United’s head coach told Sky Sports: "Quite a lot to digest this week. We’ve had a couple of injuries. Anthony Gordon, we lose for a few weeks. I’m not 100% sure how serious that is for us, but a short-term blow, for sure.”
Alexander Isak, Jacob Murphy, Allan Saint-Maximin, Joe Willock and Fabian Schar come into the team. Howe lost Joelinton to a two-game ban last weekend. The midfielder picked up the suspension after being shown his 10th yellow card of the season at the Etihad Stadium.