Newcastle United striker Alexander Isak suffered an early injury setback in their Champions League clash against Borussia Dortmund at St James’ Park this evening.
The Magpies were riding the wave of optimism following a goalless draw with AC Milan and an astonishing 4-1 victory over Paris Saint-Germain.
They were keen on maintaining their unbeaten streak in Europe’s premier club competition. However, their ambitions hit a snag just 15 minutes into the contest against BVB.
Isak was forced to the ground clutching his leg, sparking immediate concerns among the home fans.
Medical staff rushed to his side, and although the Swedish forward got to his feet, the signs of discomfort were evident as he gingerly walked off.
Isak’s valiant attempt to soldier on proved futile. England international striker Callum Wilson replaced him.
Newcastle will be eagerly seeking positive news regarding Isak’s injury following the 1-0 defeat. He is an influential presence on the pitch.
Isak has been in sublime form this season, notching seven goals in just 11 appearances across all competitions.
This return took his tally to 17 goals in 38 outings since joining the club last year in a record-breaking £60 million transfer from Real Sociedad.
The 24-year-old’s debut season in the Premier League was marked by a promising start, with two goals in his first three matches.
Unfortunately, a severe thigh injury disrupted his progress, sidelining him for nearly four months.
However, he fully recovered and played a significant role as Newcastle secured their Champions League qualification, contributing ten goals in 27 appearances last season.
Isak’s partnership with Wilson has been a crucial component of the Magpies’ recent resurgence, and they will feel his absence as they continue their campaign.
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