Callum Wilson felt tightness in his hamstring during Newcastle United’s 3-3 draw with Manchester City.
The Magpies No.9 was on the scoresheet in the first half to fire his side in front after Miguel Almiron cancelled out Ilkay Gundogan’s opener.
Kieran Trippier fired United into a 3-1 lead just after half-time, however City hit back through two quick-fire goals from Erling Haaland and Bernando Silva.
Eddie Howe’s side played the final 20 minutes without Wilson as Chris Wood replaced him to help see out a draw against the Premier League champions.
While Wilson’s injury isn’t serious, Howe was mindful of ensuring the 30-year-old didn’t make it worse.
“Callum was feeling his hamstring at half-time,” Howe revealed. “Just a tightness, nothing more than that but we were aware looking at him second-half he wasn’t fully opening up.
“We felt at that moment the team probably needed someone who could fully sprint. We wanted to protect him from serious injury.”