Newcastle United dealt fresh injury concern during Al-Hilal friendly

Newcastle United striker Chris Wood. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)Newcastle United striker Chris Wood. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)
Newcastle United striker Chris Wood. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images) | Getty Images
The Newcastle United striker was withdrawn midway through the first half against Al-Hilal.

Newcastle United have a fresh injury concern after Chris Wood limped off during the friendly against Al-Hilal.

The New Zealand striker was withdrawn on 38 minutes after receiving on-field treatment. Sean Longstaff replaced him with Allan Saint-Maximin moving into the No.9 role.

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Wood is the only senior striker available to Eddie Howe at present, with Callum Wilson at the World Cup and Alexander Isak still recovering from a thigh injury.

Newcastle lead 2-0 at half-time at the Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium after a brace from Joelinton.

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