Newcastle United dealt fresh injury blow after Bruno Guimaraes and Alexander Isak withdrawals

Chris Wood is a fresh injury concern for Newcastle United after Bruno Guimaraes and Alexander Isak international blows.

Chris Wood will be assessed by Newcastle United’s medical team after the striker injured his rib on international duty with New Zealand.

The 30-year-old started the All Blacks’ 2-0 defeat to Australia on Sunday but was forced to withdraw in the 32nd minute.

Wood felt “something pop” in his rib early on and despite heavy strapping by the on-field medics was unable to continue.

“I went in for a challenge and something popped in my rib,” the £25million January recruit said. “It hurt to run and breathe, so I had to come off.”

The former Burnley striker has started just once for Newcastle in the Premier League this season with his other six appearances coming as a substitute.

However, if his injury is to keep him out a period of time, the Magpies could go into Saturday’s meeting at Fulham with just one recognised striker.

Callum Wilson is set to return from a hamstring injury but Alexander Isak is being assessed after withdrawing from the Sweden squad with a knock.

Meanwhile, United are sweating over Bruno Guimaraes’ fitness after the midfielder returned to Tyneside early with a groin issue.

The Brazilian wasn’t risked during the 3-0 victory over Ghana on Friday before leaving the camp ahead of Tuesday’s friendly with Tunisia.