Eddie Howe reveals a ‘few’ Newcastle United injury concerns ahead of Tottenham Hotspur

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Newcastle United injury latest ahead of facing Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.

Newcastle United will assess Joelinton and a few other players ahead of Sunday’s Premier League clash at Tottenham Hotspur.

The Brazilian became the Magpies’ latest casualty after he was forced to withdraw at half-time during the 1-0 win over Everton.

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“He took a knock to his knee in a tackle,” head coach Eddie Howe explained. I think it’s just a knock at this stage, so no twist. I don’t think there’s any injury to the joint.”

Howe is already without attacking duo Alexander Isak and Allan Saint-Maximin following their setbacks last week, plus Karl Darlow, Emil Krafth and Matt Ritchie.

Joelinton might not be the only player at risk of missing the trip to the capital with the United players feeling the physical demands of two games in three days.

Newcastle United midfielder Joelinton. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)Newcastle United midfielder Joelinton. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Newcastle United midfielder Joelinton. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) | Getty Images

Both Kieran Trippier and Fabian Schar looked to have picked up knocks against the Toffees.

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Howe said: “I think we will have a few concerns, naturally we always do after every game, especially after a second game in quick succession.

“Naturally, we’ll be stretched a little bit for our next game but I don’t know at this moment in time if we have anyone that won’t make the game.”

“The more games you have in a short period of time, the more demands go up,” Howe added. “You could probably see it was our second game in quick succession. Everton had one day extra recovery than us and you could probably see that in the game but that’s where you have to dig deep and concentrate.

“That’s where the players deserve a huge amount of credit but I think we’re capable of delivering it in three-game week. We’ve got a bit of a rest before Tottenham and hopefully we can give a strong performance.”

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