Anthony Gordon leaves stadium on crutches after ankle injury: ‘He was in a lot of pain’

Newcastle United winger Anthony Gordon left the stadium on crutches after being forced off against Luton Town in “a lot of pain” with what looked to be an ankle injury.

Gordon was taken off at half-time of the 4-4 draw with Luton Town at St James’ Park on Saturday afternoon and was later seen limping away.

“It looked like he twisted his ankle,” manager Eddie Howe revealed afterwards before indicating he hoped it wasn’t anything too serious.

“I wasn’t sure on the incident, I didn’t see what happened. But he was in a lot of pain at half-time and had to come off.”

Asked how severe the injury may be, Howe replied: “No idea. It was sore enough for him to come off, that was his decision, he knew he couldn’t continue.

“So obviously we hope it’s not bad, he’s such an important player for us and we missed him when he went off.”


Striker Alexander Isak missed the game with what Howe revealed was a “slight groin injury”.

“He’s got a slight groin injury, we don’t think it’s too serious,” Howe said. “We don’t yet know when he’ll be back.”

In Gordon’s second-half absence Newcastle fought back from 4-2 down to equalise but couldn’t find a winner in a thrilling game.

They are ninth in the table, 11 points behind fifth-placed Tottenham Hotspur and are next in action away against Nottingham Forest next Saturday.



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