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Eddie Howe provides Joelinton injury update after Newcastle star is stretchered off

Newcastle United’s final game of the season didn’t go to plan for Joelinton.

The 25-year-old started in midfield alongside Bruno Guimaraes and Sean Longstaff, but was forced off early in the first half.

Joelinton received treatment on the pitch, before he was eventually stretchered off. He was replaced by Jacob Murphy, which led to a change of shape.

Our Player of the Year was serenaded by the travelling Toon Army as he left the pitch early, but there is at least a positive update on the £40million man.


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Injury update confirms Joelinton has suffered a laceration, but he’s still smiling

After the game, Newcastle manager Eddie Howe was asked about Joelinton’s injury. He told the press that the midfielder had suffered a ‘deep laceration‘.

While no injury is good, at least it’s not a break. There was concern from Toon fans that Joelinton could be set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

He’s left Turf Moor on crutches wearing a protective boot, but only as a precaution. The club have released a picture of Joelinton after the game, who was well enough to take part in the traditional post-win photo.

While it may sound sinister, the injury couldn’t have came at a better time. He shouldn’t miss any football, with Newcastle not set to play again until pre-season.

The Magpies’ season is over, and what a season it’s been.

Sad end to a memorable season for Joelinton

The 2-1 win over Burnley lifts Newcastle up to 11th in the league. They almost finished in the top half, but sadly results didn’t go their way.

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It’s been an amazing season, despite it starting in such desperate fashion. But Howe has came in and transformed the club, and fans can start to dream about what might happen next year.

The player he has transformed the most is Joelinton. He’s turned him from striker flop to dominant midfielder. We certainly weren’t as strong in the middle after he was forced off.

He deservedly won our Player of the Year award, and will hopefully be fit for when pre-season starts this summer.

He’s Brazilian, he only cost £40million, and we think he’s brilliant…

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