Rotten luck for Anthony Gordon as Newcastle injury is terrible timing
Rotten luck for Anthony Gordon as Newcastle injury comes at the worst time
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Rotten luck for Anthony Gordon as Newcastle injury comes at the worst time

Anthony Gordon has already suffered an injury setback so early into his Newcastle United career.

The 22-year-old was nowhere to be seen in training last week, suggesting that Gordon would not be available for Newcastle‘s game against Wolves.

That proved to be the case, with the January signing missing out. He was replaced by Allan Saint-Maximin, while Jacob Murphy also came into the Magpies’ attack.

Gordon missed out completely, and it was then confirmed that he has an ankle injury. The Daily Mail have reported that he will be out of action for two or three weeks.

It is an agonizing blow for the Everton academy graduate, and the injury comes at a terrible time.

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Anthony Gordon had just got in the Newcastle starting XI before this injury

After arriving for £45million, it had been a slow start for Gordon on Tyneside. He had to watch on during the Carabao Cup semi and final, while he was reduced to substitute cameos in the Premier League where he often played out of position.

But the youngster looked lively, quickly endearing himself to the Toon Army.

However, his big chance came on March 4th when Newcastle went to the Etihad. Eddie Howe made changes against Manchester City, including giving Gordon his first ever Toon start. The speedster did well in the eyes of the manager, showing even more signs of promise.

It seemed all but certain that he would get his first St James’ Park start against Wolves, but then injury struck. He had a golden chance to nail down a place in the starting XI, and now it has been taken away from him.

In his absence, Saint-Maximin performed well, while Jacob Murphy was promising on the right. As for Almiron, he netted the winner against Wolves.

With three wingers thriving, it is going to be very difficult for Gordon to win back his place in the starting lineup. Once he returns from injury, he might have to settle for cameos off the bench once again.

He will hope to be back after the international break, when Newcastle face Manchester United at St James’ Park on April 2nd.