Wed 7 Feb 2024, 10:11 by Ash Harrison

Craig Hope now says the extent of Anthony Gordon's injury is 'unclear' - Will he be fit for Forest?

Craig Hope now says the extent of Anthony Gordon's injury is 'unclear' - Will he be fit for Forest?
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Anthony Gordon was pulled from duty at half time in Newcastle United's game against Luton Town on Saturday.

The pacey winger was said to be in a fair amount of pain after twisting his ankle heading into the break and was later pictured leaving the stadium in a moon boot and supported by crutches.

Immediately fans feared the worst, which is understandable given how our season is going, but Gordon was pictured with a fan a couple of days later, boot-free and walking unaided.

News has been slow coming out of the club regarding Anthony Gordon

We were expecting some form of update on Monday but nothing came. Now, at the time of writing on Wednesday morning, we still have no official news from the club, but we have an update from Daily Mail journalist Craig Hope via X.

Hope says the chatter is that the injury isn't serious but a return date is unclear.

With the game against Nottingham Forest approaching, there could still be an outside chance that Gordon is fit to play a part, but it's not a certainty by any means.

Harvey Barnes being back is a huge boost but maybe too soon for 90 minutes

Harvey Barnes returned to action at the weekend, but it may be too soon to try and get 90 minutes out of him. Maybe Gordon and Barnes can share the workload if they're able.

After picking up just a point against Luton, Newcastle will be desperate for three points at the City Ground on Saturday with Bournemouth the following week.

We were looking at nine points from those three games, but already we're looking at a maximum of seven which isn't really good enough if we're seriously trying to get back into those European spots.

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