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!