- It is a double injury blow for Magpies after Jacob Murphy dislocated his shoulder
- Isak could now miss matches against Man Utd, Arsenal and Dortmund away
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Alexander Isak is set to miss Newcastle United’s next five matches after suffering a groin injury in the Champions League.
The Swedish striker hobbled off for United after just 15 minutes in what was a double injury blow for the club after Jacob Murphy dislocated his shoulder.
His injury could mean that he misses Newcastle’s fixtures against Man United, Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund.
The problem is not thought to be too serious, but it is still a blow for the Magpies to have lost their key striker before some huge games.
Asked about Isak’s injury after Wedensday night, manager Eddie Howe said: ‘That was a blow for us, and Jacob coming off as well which looks like a serious injury.
Newcastle have been dealt a major blow after Alexander Isak was forced off with an injury
Murphy looked in considerable pain as he clutched onto his shoulder before he was taken off
‘We have a small squad as it is but with so many games to come that’s the big disappointment of the night.
‘(Isak) looks a reoccurring of the groin injury and Jacob Murphy it looks more serious, a dislocation of his shoulder which isn’t a good thing.’
Isak has scored seven goals in just 11 games in all competitions, meaning he has netted 17 times in 38 appearances for Newcastle since joining last year.
After arriving from Real Sociedad as the club’s record signing for £60m, Isak scored twice in his first three games before he picked up a serious thigh injury.
This kept the 24-year-old out of action for almost four months before he was fully fit for the rest of the campaign as the Magpies qualified for the Champions League.
In total, he scored 10 goals in 27 appearances last season as he dovetailed nicely in attack with Wilson.
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