Update arrives on Javier Manquillo injury & more Trippier claims emerge – Good & bad news?

With Kieran Trippier set to sidelined for some time, all eyes have turned to Javier Manquillo – his likely replacement and a player who was also forced off through injury on Sunday.

According to The Mail’s Craig Hope, the early indications are that the injury he suffered is ‘not too serious.’

He insists that the club are awaiting more results, however it seems fears he’s suffered serious ankle ligament damage may be eased in the coming days.

However, Premier League injury analyst Ben Dinnery claims Kieran Trippier could be missing for longer than initially reported.

Some outlets suggested the right-back could miss 6-8 weeks after suffered a fractured metatarsal, however he’s revealed that data collected over the past 10 years indicates an average RTP (return to play) time of ‘around 80 days’ for this specific injury – suggesting he may end up missing 10-11 weeks.

To better news, here’s Craig Hope’s update on Manquillo, followed by some concerning claims on the injury Trippier has picked up ahead of surgery:

‘Trippier’s likely deputy is Javier Manquillo.

‘He, too, went off injured on Sunday and Howe feared ankle ligament damage.

‘More results are awaited but word this morning was that there is hope it’s not too serious.’

Let’s hope it really is good news on the increasingly reliable Manquillo, with Trippier set to be missing for a couple of months.

About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan, he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC!

One thought on “Update arrives on Javier Manquillo injury & more Trippier claims emerge – Good & bad news?

  1. I am not a Dr. Olly, but whenever I hear ligament, I think 10 weeks minimum. They said ligament so hopefully that was a misdiagnosis.

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