According to The Chronicle’s Chris Waugh, there are now ‘fears’ that Newcastle right-back DeAndre Yedlin could be facing a ‘lengthy’ spell on the sidelines following his knee injury on Saturday.
The American fell awkwardly in the closing stages of Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to Spurs at St James’ Park and although he is still being assessed to determine the extent of his injury, the early signs aren’t good.
He is deemed a ‘serious doubt’ for this weekend’s clash with Cardiff and could well join Florian Lejeune in missing a large chunk of the season if news from the club doctors comes back as negative as some are fearing.
Heres’ what The Chronicle’s Chris Waugh has said about the injury today.
‘The USA international is still being assessed by United, but there are fears he could face a lengthy absence – and Yedlin is a serious doubt for this weekend’s trip to Cardiff City.’
I must admit, it didn’t look good at all – and footage of him struggling to even walk up the steps inside the St James’ Park tunnel suggest he really has done some damage. He also left the stadium on crutches.
There’s been initial suggestions that it’s not the ACL, but instead damage to other ligaments or a hyperextension of his knee, however it’s best to wait until the results are back before speculating on that front.
Fingers crossed folks. He may have his limitations defensively, but I’d sooner see him in the side over Javier Manquillo..