Worrying news for NUFC – Four players now at risk of missing crucial Brighton game

Rafa Benitez has confirmed that both Kenedy and Yoshinori Muto will now being ‘assessed’ in the coming days after coming off the pitch ‘injured’ during Saturday’s 3-2 defeat to Man Utd.

Rafa said that he’s hopeful that neither will be serious, however both Paul Dummett and Salomon Rondon are also facing a battle to be fit for the game – with both missing the trip to Old Trafford with hamstring/thigh injuries respectively and Dummett withdrawing from this week’s Welsh squad as a result.

Here’s what Rafa’s had to say after Saturday’s game, confirming that both Muto and Kenedy were brought of with injuries:

“It is a pity that both players – Kenedy and Muto – left the pitch injured.

“Hopefully, it will not be serious.”

” Paul Dummett will also be checked.”

It doesn’t sound like any of these are serious, but it may be vital that there’s now a two week break until our next game with Brighton; especially when you consider how good Kenedy and Muto were at Man Utd and how short at left-back without Dummett.

Let’s hope Muto and Kenedy are fine and that Dummett and Rondon can recover in time for Brighton.



It’s a huge game and having all four fit could be key – especially after the impact our two goalscorer’s had on Saturday’s game.

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About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

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