In the League Cup match against Bournemouth, the Swedish international should be available.
We are pleased to report that Newcastle United and Alexander Isak are optimistically planning on his return to play next month.
The £63 million striker has not played since the 1-1 draw with AFC Bournemouth, in which he scored from the penalty spot, due to a frustrating thigh injury sustained while on international duty in the fall. He has now been evaluated by a specialist and begun rehabilitation at the club’s Benton headquarters.
For Eddie Howe, the most important thing was to allow him as much time as he needed to go back to peak performance. With the World Cup on hold, Isak should be able to play in one of the two December friendlies.
After a good scan on the muscle issue last week, Isak is also on pace to return shortly.
What I don’t know is whether he’ll train with us to start,” Howe added. The scan of his injuries he underwent the previous day came back negative.
It seems to be better, but now we have to go to work strengthening him so that he can make it through training unscathed. We’re crossing our fingers that he’ll be fit to play by the time the tournament begins.
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