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Summer Signing Withdraws From International Duty After Medical Assessment



After missing group training on Wednesday due to an injury, Alexander Isak has withdrawn from the Sweden national team according to The Athletic. The extent of the injury is unknown at this point.

Isak was able to train alone yesterday and was then assessed by Sweden’s medical team before the decision to withdraw. Sweden faces Serbia on Saturday and Slovenia on Tuesday in Nations League matches.

The 23-year-old said the following after withdrawing from the squad:

“It feels very sad to have to leave the team.

“I had longed to play in the blue and yellow shirt again. I wish the boys the best of luck on Saturday and Tuesday.”

With Isak at least running on Wednesday, his injury may not be too serious. Though it is a concern for Eddie Howe as Newcastle have struggled to keep their star players fit over the past month.

Callum Wilson is expected to return at Fulham after the break while Bruno Guimaraes made his return against Bournemouth last weekend. Allan Saint-Maximin’s prognosis is uncertain as the winger suffered a setback from his hamstring injury.

The early season injury woes have cost Newcastle, who have not scored in open play for the previous two matches, both draws. Newcastle have picked up just one win, the opener against Nottingham Forest. They currently sit 10th in the league table.


70 comments so far

  • cleveleysbob

    Sep 22, 2022 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #41

    Nij, you know, I don’t care. Clubs pay the wages of footballers and my personal view is that they owe their 1st allegiance and loyalty to their employers.

    After that, if they prove good enough, by all means get call ups to National squads, but not when injured or to the detriment of the clubs. Playing stupid “friendlies” @ whatever level is just barking in my opinion. How often to key players get injured playing in friendlies that results in them missing crucial club games? – I know that hasn’t been an issue to us in last 14 years, but will become a big one moving forward. World Cups, including qualifiers, fair enough, friendlies – they can shove em for me! 😉

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  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 22, 2022 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #42

    gillmag

    not sure if he had superior fitness / sports science people around him but injuries seemed to get almost completely eradicated under rafa.

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  • Munster Mag

    Sep 22, 2022 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #43

    Ace50

    Sep 21, 2022 at 10:48 PM
    Comment #69

    I had the pleasure of playing 11 a side with Bogie. The guy was amazing and he was ‘past it’ then. I was shouting for the ball, he looked up, saw it was me and thought ‘no’, and beat 3 players before passing to someone else

    Ace , great post!

    Was watching the boys from the 70s last night on Utube. My first kit – hooped socks and the two white stripes on the shorts. I was so proud.

    Loved seeing Barraclough again. He was special.

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  • Romford mag

    Sep 22, 2022 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #44

    Go bob , you tell um mate ! 😉

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  • cleveleysbob

    Sep 22, 2022 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #45

    Hibbit, slight correction, Elswick Road still does run from Westgate Road to Denton Road, I wrote it in past tense, apologies. 🙂

    2
  • Munster Mag

    Sep 22, 2022 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #46

    Rotonda, i feel Bruce had as many injuries as Eddie – maybe less! 🙂

    Maybe there is science in the hobnobs and tea and 3 days off approach?

    🙂

    Im beginning to wonder of they are being overtrained but obviously we dont have the stats. They seemed to train every day last season….is that still the case?

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  • cleveleysbob

    Sep 22, 2022 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #47

    Thanks Rom, always good to come back with a rant 😆

    Was going to stay off until “real” football renewed, but got drawn in. 🙂

    Managed to avoid the interminable VAR discussion though, kept my powder dry on that one. 😀

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  • The Last Jedi

    Sep 22, 2022 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #48

    Clint Im sure every Newcastle fan has seen that Ginola goal. Not everyone has seen that Menez goal

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  • Romford mag

    Sep 22, 2022 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #49

    No doubt the subject will rear it’s ugly head again mate ! 😆

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  • cleveleysbob

    Sep 22, 2022 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #50

    Message for Carltoon.

    (1). Enjoy your holiday.
    (2). Avoid the bandits! 😉

    Glad you escaped your altercation unscathed.

    2
  • cleveleysbob

    Sep 22, 2022 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #51

    No doubt! 😆

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  • Romford mag

    Sep 22, 2022 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #52

    Bob

    catch you later mate 🙂

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Sep 22, 2022 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #53

    Jedi

    Word!

    Just wanted to put it up, anyway for old times sake.
    😉

    Menez’ is a good one, no doubt.
    Now, if he’d done that in b&w!!!
    😀

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  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 22, 2022 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #54

    Munster

    Hard to have too much of a go at Eddie when he’s obviously working very hard to improve our fitness levels. However, this ever lengthening list of hamstring injuries to our most key players is a concern and does kind of hint towards ”over use” injuries. We’re not a team who can properly challenge without St Max, Bruno, Isak, Wilson et al. Not when the bench is murphy, fraser, ritchie.

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Sep 22, 2022 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #55

    Ref. Shelvey. I have said this before. His running style, slightly stooped, gives a false impression of his effort and indeed speed.. Personally, I believe we need him back asap. Midfield of him, Bruno and Billy Joel is ok with me.

    Then, Defence already sorted.

    Then attack ASM, CW and Izak

    That is a pretty good team

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Sep 22, 2022 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #56

    Rotonda heights

    Give me one year in the last 10 that we have not had a spate of Hammies.

    Is it our training pitches? I have no idea. It has been going on for years.

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  • The Last Jedi

    Sep 22, 2022 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #57

    Clint if only Pardew signed him. We were linked that Summer we were linked with all Frenchies

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Sep 22, 2022 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #58

    I may be wrong, are we still using the local public swimming pool to rehabilitate?

    I know we were prior to takeover

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Sep 22, 2022 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #59

    pugs love Frenchies

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Sep 22, 2022 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #60

    Sir p

    It’s more his giving up possession in dangerous places, fouling to get it back, bad back passes, hospital balls, discipline.

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Sep 22, 2022 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #61

    We are talking Shelvey here? I must disagree

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Sep 22, 2022 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #62

    The crazy 88 (French bulldogs) have been released

    0
  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 22, 2022 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #63

    Pug

    As mentioned the rafa years, hardly any injuries at all.

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Sep 22, 2022 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #64

    Sir p

    Aye!

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  • Nijmegen-toon

    Sep 22, 2022 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #65

    cleveleysbob,
    I think it shows great commitment to our cause and his playing career here and as fans we can’t ask more of him. I’m just pointing out that he has been roundly criticised and his U21 boss sounds like he’s raging. I hope it doesn’t affect him in the future.

    0
  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Sep 22, 2022 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #66

    Hattori Hanzo sword master

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Sep 22, 2022 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #67

    Rotonda heights

    That is because we played 11 at the back. No running involved. Sorry to say this but… I will anyway. Boring Footie.

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Sep 22, 2022 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #68

    got to go. chat later

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  • Nijmegen-toon

    Sep 22, 2022 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #69

    Rotonda heights,
    Rafa didn’t have ASM and Wilson to skew the figures, have you looked in to our injuries compared to other teams over the same period.

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  • cleveleysbob

    Sep 22, 2022 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #70

    Nij, aye I thought the U21 boss went a little OTT given they were just friendlies. I don’t think it will harm his career path to the full team when he’s playing regularly and well for us.

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