Newcastle United star ruled out for four weeks as Eddie Howe provides Anthony Gordon update

Newcastle United injury update ahead of the FA Cup quarter-final clash against Manchester City.

Newcastle United are set to have Anthony Gordon available for Saturday evening's FA Cup quarter-final clash away to Manchester City (kick-off 5:30pm).

The winger was forced off in the first-half of the Magpies' 3-2 defeat at Chelsea on Monday and it was feared his knee injury would rule him out for the foreseeable.

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However, those concerns were quickly allayed and the 23-year-old was boosted by his maiden England call-up yesterday. Gordon has since vowed to do everything he can to be involved in Man City.

Anthony Gordon of Newcastle United reacts during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge on March 11, 2024 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)Anthony Gordon of Newcastle United reacts during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge on March 11, 2024 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)
Anthony Gordon of Newcastle United reacts during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge on March 11, 2024 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

And speaking ahead of the game, United boss Eddie Howe has confirmed Gordon will return to full training today.

Howe said: "It was a strange one because initially when you see a player come off you do fear there is a serious injury. He partly trained yesterday, and what I mean by that is we didn’t do a great deal but he joined in and seemed OK.

" I don't think he's done anything serious which is great news for us."

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Meanwhile, Newcastle remain without Harvey Barnes after the £38million summer signing missed the Chelsea encounter because of a hamstring injury.

Barnes won't return until the visit of West Ham United on Saturday, March 30, meaning he'll be out for four weeks in total.

"Hugely frustrated. He was very, very down after the Wolves game because he knew he just felt something in his hamstring and usually that's going to take a period of time to get right.

"He is desperate to do well for Newcastle. You saw his quality when he come on against Luton and scored instantly. He is a goalscorer, we've missed him when he's not been available this year. I know the qualities he has, I'm desperate for him to show that to everybody on a consistent basis.

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"Whether this hamstring injury is related to his foot problem, there is a possibility that is the case but we hope he can be back. He's on the grass already so hopefully he'll be back soon and have a positive impact."

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