Last night they were feeling a lot better about the striker's decision.
The 28-year-old was substituted off having barely had a kick and could now face a further spell on the sidelines after seeing havoc wrought on his career by fitness issues.
Four years ago Sturridge was in the form of his life at Liverpool, but this season he was deemed expendable by Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.
West Brom boss Alan Pardew was delighted to beat former club Newcastle to win the race for his signature on loan in January but the move has got off to an awful start for the relegation threatened Baggies.
This was his first home start for the Baggies and third appearance overall. Right now it is touch and go whether he makes it into double figures for appearances during his loan spell let alone goals.
Here is a look at how Newcastle fans reacted on Twitter to Sturridge's poor luck...
Daniel sturridge down and out after 4mins, bullet dodged #nufc— John Terrell (@JOHNT1310) February 12, 2018
Im Fitter Then Daniel Sturridge And Im Overweight #NUFC— Notorious S.A.M (@SamChipperfield) February 12, 2018
In football you need a bit of luck. #NUFC certainly got some when Sturridge when to WBA and Hart stayed at West Ham.— Craig Forsyth (@CraigForsyth_) February 12, 2018
Dodged a bullet there with Sturridge, off with a hamstring after doing nowt. #NUFC— Paul Usher (@Paul_Usher1) February 12, 2018