Anthony Gordon injury: Eddie Howe issues update after Chelsea beat Newcastle United | Football

Anthony Gordon was in pain with a knee injury after Newcastle’s defeat to Chelsea (Getty)

Eddie Howe admits he is concerned over the extent of Anthony Gordon’s knee injury after Newcastle United’s 3-2 defeat to Chelsea.

The winger, who has nine goals and five assists in the Premier League this season, was forced off in the first half at Stamford Bridge on Monday evening..

England manager Gareth Southgate was in the stands at Stamford Bridge to watch several players in action and Gordon is among those who are considered to be in the running to make the squad for the friendlies against Brazil and Belgium later this month.

But the 23-year-old could now face a spell on the sidelines with his knee issue.

‘We’re not sure what the diagnosis is with Anthony,’ Howe said after the game.

‘He’s got a knee problem, he said it was a pain he just felt come on, there was no moment or incident it happened so it’s just gradual.

Newcastle United's Anthony Gordon walks off the pitch after sustaining an injury

Anthony Gordon was forced off in the first half of Newcastle’s defeat to Chelsea (Reuters)

‘He’s in a bit of pain, so we fear it’s not looking too good. But it’s very early days so let’s see.

‘It was obviously a huge moment in the game to lose him as well because he’s been so good for us this year, so consistent with his performances, and it was another psychological blow for the players.

When asked how Gordon was after the game, Howe replied: ‘I think he’s in a bit of pain, it’s unclear what the injury is and I think that can add a more negative feeling, you want clarity on what you’re feeling.

‘Hopefully we can give him that in the next couple of days and we get him seen to.

‘Of course, he’ll be disappointed to go off, especially in front of Gareth [Southgate].’

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