Alexander Isak has picked up a knock with the Sweden squad ahead of Nations League matches against Serbia and Slovenia. The Athletic is reporting Isak did not take part in training today, though he was able to do some work alone.
Isak has not been ruled out of the match against Serbia on Saturday. While this is concerning considering Newcastle’s struggle with injuries, it doesn’t appear to be a serious issue at the moment.
The striker, who turns 23 today, has started every match he’s been eligible for since his arrival from Real Sociedad late last month. Isak has scored twice in his three starts, all of which have been without star duo Allan Saint-Maximin and Callum Wilson.
Saint-Maximin suffered a setback after getting close to a return a few weeks ago. He’s been out since injuring his hamstring at Wolves, a match that showcased his Goal of the Month for August.
The news on Wilson is more encouraging. Eddie Howe recently stated he expects the 30-year-old to be back for the trip to Craven Cottage after the break. Howe also stated he wants to find ways to get both Wilson and Isak in the starting eleven.
We’ll see how Isak progresses this week. Hopefully, it’s nothing too serious. Though Wilson’s injury, which occurred in the dramatic Man City draw, was initially just a tight hamstring. If he returns for Fulham, it will be over five weeks between starts.