Florian Lejeune has confirmed that he’s ruptured his anterior cruciate knee ligament – revealing how it’s the same injury he picked up last summer but in the opposite leg.
The Frenchman has also vowed to come back stronger, thanking Newcastle fans for their support ahead of surgery and the rehabilitation process that’s to come.
As shown in his latest Instagram post below, here’s what he’s had to say – confirming that medical examination has shown it’s another ACL injury:
“After medical examination the injury I suffered during the last game is an anterior cruciate ligament injury.
“It’s the same problem I had a few months back but on the other knee.”
“I’ll have surgery and, as I did before, I will make my best to come back stronger.
“Thank you for all your support @NUFC”
He did make brilliant progress last year following an ACL injury to his left leg, returning to the training field within around 4 months, however I would be very surprised if he’s back in action before the start of the 2019/20 season.
A devastating blow for him on a personal level and a real shame for both Rafa and the team, with Lejeune’s class both on and off the ball making him a key part of our side.
Get well soon Florian!