Joelinton is struggling with a knee injury ahead of Newcastle United’s trip to Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday. The Brazilian was forced off at half-time during the midweek win against Everton and is a doubt for this weekend’s trip to the capital.
Magpies head coach Eddie Howe explained: “He had a knock to the side of his knee. It was quite an unusual one as we thought it was a knock and hopefully he could run it off.
“Joe is the type of lad that is very mentally strong and can play with lots of different things in my time here so when he said he had to come off at half-time, we knew there was a potential issue there. We’re hopeful it’s not serious but at this moment in time it’s slightly unclear.”
Howe also confirmed that Paul Dummett and Javier Manquillo have been injured after being left out of the matchday squad in recent weeks.
“Paul Dummett picked up a calf problem, so he’s working his way back to fitness,” Howe confirmed. Manquillo picked up an ankle injury but he will train today.”
Meanwhile, Newcastle remain without Alexander Isak, Allan Saint-Maximin, Karl Darlow Matt Ritchie and Emil Krafth for the visit to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Howe is hopeful every other player will be available for Sunday, which is United’s third game in seven days. “Sometimes injuries take time to come to the fore,” the 44-year-old said. “We’ll see the lads again today. Hopefully there’s nothing too serious.”