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FPL and Newcastle concern as Alexander Isak pulls out of international duty with injury

The Newcastle man was hitting form for the Magpies


Both Newcastle fans and plenty of Fantasy Premier League managers have been given cause for concern as the Swedish National Team confirmed that star striker Alexander Isak has left the training camp through injury and will not be available for their upcoming clashes with Serbia and Slovenia.

Joining Newcastle in a record deal over the summer, the former Real Sociedad striker has impressed in his outings to date, with the 23-year-old having grabbed two goals in three games for the Magpies so far.

However, he may now be set for a spell on the sidelines, as he missed training on Wednesday with the Swedes and then was deemed not to be fit enough to play a part in either of their upcoming Nations League ties.

“Alexander Isak missed Wednesday’s training due to a feeling. On Wednesday evening, Alexander was examined by, among others, our medical team and it was established that he will not be available for games against either Serbia or Slovenia. Alexander will therefore leave the squad”, an official statement read.

“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”, Isak told the media.

With Callum Wilson still sidelined with a hamstring injury, Isak’s issue will be of great concern to the Magpies, who face Fulham at Craven Cottage on October 1st, the first in a run of favourable fixtures.

There is currently no update on a return date for Isak, but both Fantasy Premier League managers and Newcastle fans will be hoping that it is just precautionary and that he will be available when the Premier League resumes.

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Ben Browning

Ben Browning

Football writer and analyst. Long-time writer of all things Arsenal and avid watcher of European football. Happy to discuss all things football over on Twitter.



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