Some brilliant footage has emerged from the club’s training ground yesterday, showing Florian Lejeune back in the gym with his fellow team-mates for the first time since seriously injuring his knee over the summer.
Following his absence from our pre-season trip to Hull, it was confirmed back in July that the Frenchman had ruptured his cruciate knee ligament – an injury known to be one of (if not THE) worst ones a player can pick up in football.
His surgery was deemed a ‘success’ in August and he has been on a recovery programme ever since – and it seems like he’s well on the road to a return in the new year, with him shown to be doing light training with this team-mates yesterday:
Here’s a clip from the club’s official site:
Despite a few unfortunate injuries and some inevitable ups and downs, the centre-back came out of his first season in the Premier League looking an absolute class act.
He and Lascelles seemed to compliment each other superbly, with him giving us a sense of calm and class from the back – also being an impressive ball player with one heck of a left peg.
Thankfully, Federico Fernandez looks the part and has replaced him very well so far, however it looks like Lejeune may be fit to return to action some time in the new year.
Great to see him back with the boys after such a devastating injury.
— Newcastle Fans TV (@NewcastleFansTV) October 18, 2018