Devastating blow for Sean Longstaff as full extent of his knee injury is finally revealed

Some devastating news has emerged this morning, with it being confirmed that Sean Longstaff has been ruled out for ‘up to 4 months’ with a posterior cruciate knee ligament injury.

This comes after the 21-year-old’s clash with Robert Snodgrass on Saturday, with the crunching 50/50 challenge forcing him off at half-time and leaving him on crutches ever since.

It was confirmed earlier this week that he’d miss the Everton game this weekend and was due to see a specialist yesterday, but news that he’ll be out until around July is a real blow.

Here’s a snippet from the Daily Mail’s latest piece on his injury, confirming his season is over:

‘Newcastle United midfielder Sean Longstaff has been ruled out for the rest of the season after damaging his posterior cruciate ligament.

‘The in-form 21-year old injured his knee against West Ham on Saturday and saw a specialist on Wednesday evening who determined he will be out for up to four months.

Longstaff will have his knee in a brace for eight weeks before starting his rehabilitation.

It’s a huge blow for the midfielder who was pushing for an international call-up.

A crippling blow for the lad just as he was making real strides in our first-team – with him also being eyed by England at U-21 and senior level – however the good news is that he could well be back for pre-season.

With Ki, Shelvey and Diame in reserve, we should be able to cope, but let’s just hope he can make a full recovery and return in pre-season in great shape.

Get well soon Sean!

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