Newcastle United have confirmed that Isaac Hayden has been ruled out for the remainder of the 2020/21 season after suffering a ‘significant’ knee injury in Saturday night’s 3-0 defeat at Brighton.
The only positive news is that he will NOT require surgery, however the fact he’ll miss our final nine games of the relegation fight is a hammer blow, with him possessing the sort of battling qualities needed to keep us up.
Hayden himself has also released a message to supporters following the devastating news, revealing his disappointment, thanking everyone for the kind messages and vowing to support the players and staff as best he can over the run in – despite the fact he won’t be on the pitch.
Here’s what he’s had to say, followed by the official statement released by the club:
Isaac Hayden will miss the rest of the 2020/21 season with a significant knee injury but will not require surgery following further assessment.
The Magpies midfielder was stretchered off in the first half of Newcastle United’s defeat at Brighton on Saturday evening and scans have now determined the extent of the injury.
He will not require an operation and will begin a rehabilitation programme with the club’s medical team to enable him to reach full fitness as soon as possible.
Hayden has played 27 times this term and recently made his 100th Premier League appearance for the club.
On Saturday night, Hayden tweeted: “Gutted all round is an understatement! I will be doing my utmost to recover as quickly as I can from this injury to help the team.”
Get well soon, Isaac – you will be missed out there!