Anthony Gordon injury latest ahead of Newcastle’s trip to Nottingham Forest | Football

Anthony Gordon has been in excellent form for Newcastle United (Picture: Getty Images)

Anthony Gordon is not likely to be involved when Newcastle go to Nottingham Forest in the Premier League on Sunday, but his ankle injury is not thought to be serious.

The winger started the epic 4-4 draw with Luton on Saturday but had to be taken off at half-time after turning his ankle.

He left St James’ Park on crutches with a protective boot, which caused concerns for Magpies fans after the fine form the 22-year-old has shown this season.

However, The Athletic report that it is not a major injury, with scans showing that the ankle problem will not keep him out for long.

There is even a chance the former Everton man could be involved this weekend, but if not then he should not have a problem to play in the home clash with Bournemouth on 17 February.

Speaking after the dramatic draw with the Hatters, Magpies boss Eddie Howe admitted he hadn’t seen what happened to Gordon, but he was certainly in pain at the break.

‘It looked like he twisted his ankle, I wasn’t sure of the incident,’ said Howe. ‘I did not necessarily see the incident but he was in a lot of pain at half-time so he had to come off. No idea (how long).

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Gordon is pushing for an England call-up after seven Premier League goals this season (Picture: Getty Images)

‘He saw enough for him to come off, that was his decision and knew he could not continue. Obviously, we hope it is not bad but we will miss him.’

Harvey Barnes did return form injury against Luton, coming off the bench to score and he may be back in the starting XI at the City Ground.

Defintiely out, though, are Alexander Isak, Joelinton, Nick Pope, Matt Targett and Elliot Anderson, while Joe Willock is pushing for a return.


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