Eddie Howe confirms new Newcastle United injury blow - will miss AC Milan game

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Joelinton missed Newcastle United’s 1-0 win over Brentford through injury.

Newcastle United will be without Joelinton for a “few weeks” after the midfielder suffered a knee injury on international duty with Brazil.

The 27-year-old linked up with the Selecao squad despite Magpies head coach Eddie Howe revealing he “was not at 100 per-cent” for the 3-1 loss at Brighton and Hove Albion.

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Joelinton featured as a substitute in wins over Bolivia and Peru where he picked up a recurrence of the knee injury he sustained in the 2-1 defeat against Liverpool last month.

Newcastle United midfielder Joelinton. (Photo by IAN HODGSON/AFP via Getty Images)Newcastle United midfielder Joelinton. (Photo by IAN HODGSON/AFP via Getty Images)
Newcastle United midfielder Joelinton. (Photo by IAN HODGSON/AFP via Getty Images)

He returned to Tyneside on Thursday and was assessed by Newcastle medics. The 27-year-old was ruled out of the 1-0 win over Brentford, and Howe confirmed the severity of his injury after the game.

“Joe had a recurrence of his knee injury playing for Brazil in the second game,” said Howe. “It looks like he’ll be missing for a few weeks.”

Howe is already without Joe Willock for another month or so after the former Arsenal man picked up an Achilles injury whilst recovering from a hamstring issue.

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