Steve Bruce has offered a brief update on the TRIPLE injury blow suffered in today’s 3-2 win over Southampton, and it doesn’t sound good at all.
The NUFC boss has described Javier Manquillo’s ankle injury as an “awful” one, also confirming that Fabian Schar has suffered a “bad” knee injury this afternoon.
Striker Callum Wilson also hobbled off early, with Bruce stating after the game that our £20m striker has done his hamstring – leaving us with a big worry given how influential the summer signing has been all season!
Here’s what Bruce told the press after the game:
“Unfortunately, It looks as if we’ve picked up an awful injury with Manquillo.
“It looks as if Fab Schar has a bad knee injury.
“And, of course, Callum Wilson has a hamstring too.”
“That’s the disappointing thing. For too long we’ve had people missing with illness and injury.
“We’ve been desperate at times.”
Newcastle had to play out the final 15 minutes with just NINE men as they looked to see off the Saints’ onslaught and claim a huge victory on home soil, however it’s come at some cost.
Our decision to sell Yedlin early and loan out Lejeune without signing a replacement for either looks to be coming back to haunt us.
Let’s hope the injuries to all three aren’t as bad as first feared, even if the early signs are pretty grim.
One thing’s for sure – it’s just as well we hung onto all three points!