Newcastle United have released a statement confirming Martin Dubravka has been ruled out for ‘at least the rest of this month’ after suffering a knee injury in Saturday’s win at Southampton.
Sky Sports’ Keith Downie has also revealed how long the Slovakian stopper looks set to be sidelined, claiming we may not see him again for 6-8 weeks.
With this in mind, the Newcastle no.1 will not only miss our upcoming FA Cup quarter-final vs Manchester City, but also the majority of our run in.
Thankfully it’s not a knee injury that will rule him out of the start of next season, however it sounds like he could be missing for the best part of TWO months after Sky Sports revealed he’s suffered ligament damage.
Here’s the club statement released a few moments ago:
Newcastle United can confirm that goalkeeper Martin Dúbravka suffered a knee injury in Saturday’s Premier League win at Southampton.
The Slovakia international was hurt just before the hour mark at St. Mary’s but played on, keeping his ninth clean sheet of the season as Steve Bruce’s side gained three valuable points.
He was then assessed on Monday and has now been ruled out for at least the rest of this month.
Dúbravka, 31, has not missed a Premier League match since making his debut against Manchester United in February 2018, but Karl Darlow has made five appearances in cup competitions this season.
So, our player of the season is out and will be a big miss – but let’s hope Karl Darlow can step in and take his first chance in the league under Steve Bruce.