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Newcastle star Anthony Gordon spotted leaving ground on crutches as Eddie Howe’s injury crisis goes from bad to worse

ANTHONY GORDON left St James’ Park on crutches in yet another Newcastle injury blow.

The Toon winger, 22, was subbed off at half-time in the thrilling 4-4 draw with Luton this afternoon.

Anthony Gordon was spotted on crutches with his right foot in a protective boot

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Anthony Gordon was spotted on crutches with his right foot in a protective bootCredit: X

Pictures emerged afterwards of the Englishman limping past the dugouts using crutches with his right foot in a protective boot.

And it could prove to be another major problem for Eddie Howe if £45million attacker Gordon is sidelined with a serious issue.

Howe said: “It looked like he twisted his ankle.

“I wasn’t sure on the incident, I didn’t see what happened.

“But he was in a lot of pain at half-time and had to come off.”

Howe was then asked how bad the injury looks to be.

The Magpies chief replied: “No idea.

“It was sore enough for him to come off, that was his decision, he knew he couldn’t continue.

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“So obviously we hope it’s not bad, he’s such an important player for us and we missed him when he went off.”

Newcastle’s squad is already decimated with absentees.

Joelinton looks set to miss the rest of the season while Nick Pope is unavailable after dislocating his shoulder.

Matt Targett, Elliot Anderson, Joe Willock and Jamaal Lascelles are also injured while Sandro Tonali remains banned.

And to make matters worse, star striker Alexander Isak missed the clash with the Hatters.

Howe added: “Isak has got a slight groin injury, we don’t think it’s too serious.

“We don’t yet know when he’ll be back.”

In more positive news, though, Harvey Barnes made a goalscoring return after four months on the sidelines.

The ex-Leicester wide man replaced Miguel Almiron just after the hour mark and ten minutes later grabbed the eighth goal of a bonkers Premier League clash.

Gordon played 45 minutes in the 4-4 draw with Luton

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Gordon played 45 minutes in the 4-4 draw with LutonCredit: Getty

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