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Sweden release Newcastle striker Isak as injury concerns grow

Newcastle boss Eddie Howe has growing concerns for Alexander Isak's injury.

Isak's withdrawal from the Sweden squad, as well as Bruno nursing a thigh complaint with Brazil, will be of great concern to Eddie Howe ahead of their trip to Fulham a week on Saturday, especially as Allan Saint-Maximin is set to miss out after a setback in his recovery from a hamstring strain.

It was thought the Isak had a minor niggle but boss Janne Andersson revealed on Thursday he will return to Tyneside and miss their Nations League games against Serbia and Slovenia.

He said: "It is of course sad mainly for Alex but also for us as a team.

"After speaking with both our medical team and Alex, it is the right decision for him to leave."



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