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Newcastle United defender Florian Lejeune confirms significant injury blow

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Newcastle United defender Florian Lejeune confirms significant injury blow

The Frenchman will be out of action for the remainder of the campaign.

Newcastle United have been rocked by the news that defender Florian Lejeune has suffered another serious knee injury.

The 27-year-old missed the start of the season having picked up another knee injury during pre-season.

Lejeune’s bad luck was confirmed on Instagram as he broke the news of a similar injury but in his other knee.

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His message will come as a massive disappointment to Newcastle who will be without the central defender until the end of the season.

Lejeune signed for Newcastle in 2017 for £8.7 million from Eibar, according to The Guardian.

He has returned to fitness this season playing 11 Premier League games for the Magpies.

Benitez could do with a couple more wins to be totally sure of avoiding the drop and this news is a blow for the squad.

 

Lejeune took to Instagram to post the message as follows:

“After a medical examination, the injury I suffered during the last game is an anterior cruciate ligament injury. It’s the same problem I had a few months back but on the other knee. I’ll have surgery and as I did before, I will make my best to come back stronger. Thank you all for your support.”

TBR Verdict

This is a significant blow to Newcastle’s season.

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Lejeune had revived himself since returning from a previous knee injury and this is proof that football can sometimes be cruel.

The centre-back was just starting to win over his manager and now he will be forced to sit in the stands whilst someone else stakes a claim for his shirt.

For Newcastle fans the hope will be that his recovery goes well and he can be back on the pitch as soon as possible.

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