Eddie Howe has been speaking about Alexander Isak’s injury.
The striker has been sidelined for over three months with a hamstring injury.
But the latest update on the Swede suggests he is finally closing in on a return.
Howe on Isak: “He’s going in the right direction”
Howe has revealed that Isak should be available for a large part of Newcastle’s festive period.
The 23-year-old will miss the next two matches against Leicester and Leeds.
However, as his recovery heads in the right direction, the Newcastle boss expects him back very soon.
This could see him return in a key clash with Arsenal at the Emirates on January 3.
Callum Wilson has done a brilliant job deputising for him whilst he has been out.
Howe told the media: “He’s doing well. We’re pleased with him.
“Is he going to make the next couple of Premier League games? Probably not.
“He’s going in the right direction and we hope in the busy January period he can play a big part in that.”
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