Fresh photo confirms Newcastle United injury latest as Anthony Gordon gives 'update'

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Anthony Gordon was spotted leaving St James' Park on crutches after Newcastle United's 4-4 draw.

Newcastle United were hit with another injury blow after their 4-4 draw with Luton on Saturday as Anthony Gordon was pictured leaving St James' Park on crutches.

Gordon was withdrawn at half-time with the score level at 2-2 after Sean Longstaff's brace was cancelled out by Gabriel Osho and Ross Barkley.

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The 22-year-old was then spotted with crutches and wearing a protective boot on his right foot.

And over the weekend Gordon was spotted in the MetroCentre by fans and is said to have provided an injury update.

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In photos posted by Liam McMahon (@liamkennymac) to X on Sunday, the winger was revealed still be on crutches, but without the moon boot. Gordon reportedly said his ankle was 'sore' but that he was still waiting for a scan to assess the damage.

Reflecting on the issue on Saturday, Newcastle boss Eddie Howe said: "It looked like he twisted his ankle. I didn't see how he did it but he was in a lot of pain at half-time so he had to come off.

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"No idea. It was sore enough for him to come off, that was his decision, he knew he couldn't continue. We hope it's not bad, he's an important player for us and we missed him when he went off."

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The Gordon worry comes after United welcomed back both Wilson and Barnes. However, they are now also without Alexander Isak who picked up a groin issue away to Aston Villa on Tuesday night.

"It seems like we get one player back and we lose another one," said Howe. "We've never been able to get to a point where we feel we've got all of our strengths.

"But today looked like a step forward with Callum and Harvey from the bench but then we lost Anthony. I hope the injury picked up today isn't serious and that Callum and Harvey came through their cameos OK."

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