In the same press conference, Howe admitted Fabian Schar had been nursing a foot injury, and that Allan Saint-Maximin had felt some tightness in his hamstring. Callum Wilson, meanwhile, wasn’t risked at the City Ground after illness and a slight injury.
Despite playing a full 90 minutes at Forest, Nick Pope was forced to withdraw from the England squad, and Sven Botman has also left the Netherlands camp due to a “virus infection”.
NewcastleWorld takes a look at the Magpies’ injury list - and when each player is expected to return:
1. NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 04: Eddie Howe, Manager of Newcastle United, interacts with Anthony Gordon of Newcastle United during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and West Ham United at St. James Park on February 04, 2023 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
Newcastle United forward Anthony Gordon. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
2. Fabian Schar - foot injury
Howe revealed after the win at Forest that Schar has been nursing a foot injury recently. A rest will be beneficial for the player. Expected return date: Manchester United 02/04.
3. Anthony Gordon - ankle injury
Gordon picked up an ankle injury during the 2-0 defeat at Manchester City. He missed the back-to-back wins against Wolves and Notts Forest but could return this weekend. Manchester United 02/04. Photo: Ian MacNicol
4. Sven Botman - illness
Botman was one of five players, including Liverpool’s Cody Gakpo, forced to withdraw from the Netherlands squad due to a “virus infection”. The defender has trained with Newcastle this week. Expected return date: Manchester United 02/04. Photo: OLI SCARFF