Steve Bruce issues injury update on Joelinton at Newcastle United

Newcastle United have been hit with another striker blow.

Monday, 22nd February 2021, 6:00 am

Joelinton was forced off in last night’s 3-1 defeat to Manchester United with a groin injury. Steve Bruce – who has lost 10-goal Callum Wilson until April with a hamstring problem – had recalled Joelinton to his starting XI at Old Trafford.

The score was 1-1 when Joelinton went on, and United's head coach said: “The big turning point for me was the loss of big Joe. We were already without our main centre-forward, so we hope he's not too serious. It’s a groin problem, so we’re not quite sure yet, and he’s not quite sure. It’s difficult.”

Newcastle remain three points above the Premier League's relegation zone after the defeat.

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Speaking to BT Sport, Bruce said: "We were disrupted when we lost Joelinton, it's difficult to replace him, but I was pleased with an hour. When you come here, you've got to be good for 90 minutes.”

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Joelinton in pain at Old Trafford.

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