Newcastle United major injury concern as key man spotted leaving St James' Park on crutches

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Newcastle United have a fresh injury concern with Anthony Gordon leaving St James' Park on crutches.

Newcastle United winger Anthony Gordon left St James' Park on crutches and wearing a protective boot following the 4-4 draw against Luton Town.

Gordon was withdrawn at half-time with the score level at 2-2 after Sean Longstaff's brace was cancelled out by Gabriel Osho and Ross Barkley.

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A Carlton Morris penalty and Elijah Adebayo made it 4-2 to the visitors but the Magpies managed to rescue a point with goals from Kieran Trippier and substitute Harvey Barnes.

Gordon was replaced by Callum Wilson at the break was spotted with crutches and wearing a protective boot on his right foot.

Reflecting on the issue, 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.

"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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