Rafael Benitez will make a late decision on whether to start striker Dwight Gayle, who is fit after recovering from a hamstring injury, against Cardiff City on Saturday.
The striker, who joined the Magpies from Crystal Palace in the summer, is their top scorer with 11 goals so far this season.
In his absence, striker Aleksandar Mitrovic has stepped up to the goal-scoring fold, bagging a brace against Preston North End in both the EFL Cup and the Championship match at Deepdale last weekend.
With both strikers in the goals this season, Newcastle fans have speculated whether both Gayle and Mitrovic will ever be paired up front for the Magpies this season and Manager Rafa Benitez has told ITV Tyne Tees it is a possibility.
Summer signing Matt Ritchie will miss the game as the midfielder serves a one-match suspension for picking up five yellow cards, while the Magpies injury picture looks to be improving.
Cardiff, this weekend's visitors to St James' Park, are unlikely to risk Rickie Lambert as the former England striker recovers from a nasty leg injury.
Lambert needed internal and external stitches after colliding with Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Vladimir Stojkovic two weeks ago, but the 34-year-old should return to action after the international break.
Newcastle are top of the Championship, three points clear of Brighton and Hove Albion in second, whilst Saturday's visitors Cardiff City are 21st and just one point above the relegation zone.
After Saturday's game, the Magpies travel to Elland Road to face Leeds United, before a home match against Blackburn Rovers.