Newcastle striker Alexander Isak reacts after leaving Sweden squad due to injury
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Newcastle striker Alexander Isak reacts after leaving Sweden squad due to injury

Newcastle United striker Alexander Isak has picked up an injury that will force him to miss Sweden’s upcoming Nations League fixtures.

It was reported on Wednesday that the 23-year-old had trained alone due to a ‘little feeling’. Now it appears that the ‘little feeling’ will stop him from representing his country.

The Swedish FA have confirmed that Isak will not be available for their upcoming games and will therefore leave the squad. They are set to face Serbia and Slovenia in the Nations League, and will now be without their star striker.

It is a blow for Sweden, and it is also potentially a blow for Newcastle. It is unknown how long he will be out for, with the Magpies’ next game set to take place on October 1st.

Eddie Howe’s side face Fulham on that day, and fans will be desperate for Isak to be involved. While his performances haven’t been great, he still has two goals from his first three Toon appearances.

As we await more news on Isak’s fitness, the forward and his national manager have commented on the situation.

Janne Andersson and Alexander Isak react to injury blow

The announcement was made on the Sweden national team’s official website, and included comments from the player himself and manager Janne Andersson.

“It is of course sad mainly for Alex but also for us as a team,” Andersson said.

“But after speaking with both our medical team and Alex, it is the right decision for him to leave. I hope he is back as soon as possible.”

Isak added: “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.”

Hopefully Isak is fit to face Fulham

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The forward will be disappointed to miss out on the chance to represent his country. Isak has 37 caps for Sweden so far, scoring nine times.

But the main worry for Newcastle fans is whether or not he will miss any games for his club. It’s less than two weeks until our next game, and we could do without an injury to another one of our key players.

Callum Wilson should be back for the trip to Craven Cottage, but he’s only just returning from injury himself. There are no guarantees he will be able to start. It would therefore be a huge miss if Isak is ruled out.

There is no information yet on the type of injury or its severity, but fingers crossed he’s fit enough to face Fulham next month.