Trippier issues new injury update – Names three potential timeframes as he eyes NUFC return

Speaking on the True Geordie podcast, Kieran Trippier has revealed he is ‘feeling good’ about his recovery from a metatarsal injury he picked up in the 1-0 victory over Aston Villa. 

The defender has had a blistering start to his Newcastle career, with two free-kick goals in as many games, but now may have to wait until next season before he can get back up and running again. 

The England international has helped to transform the team on and off the pitch – he has travelled to each game with the squad to help manager Eddie Howe to motivate the players. 

Trippier spoke positively about his recovery and how ‘the surgeon is happy and my physio is happy so that makes me a little better.’

“I’m feeling good. Obviously [I’m] disappointed with the injury because of the start I had with Newcastle. I was going through a good moment, but these things happen.

“I’m positive about the injury, it’s just about fighting now and getting fit because I want to get back on the pitch and hopefully soon

Speaking on when he could return, the defender suggested his injury could end up keeping him out for six, eight or 10 weeks in total:

“Some players have been [out for] six weeks, some have been eight weeks, 10 weeks, but obviously it’s about the individual.

For me now, it’s just about supporting the lads and getting the points on the board.

“You don’t want to rush any injury back, but I’ve got the right people around me with the physios at the club and the manager.”

While Trippier was brought off shortly after the second half began – after a scoring a free-kick in the 35th minute – he believes his injury occurred quite early on in the game. 

He said: “I felt pain 10 minutes into the game under my foot, and I was thinking I must have been stamped on. I carried on, and the pain was getting worse.

“The free-kick comes up and I was taking that. Half-time I was still struggling, so I thought I’d give it the second-half to see how it is. But it was that painful, I had to come off.

“I went for a scan and I realised I broke my foot. I’m guessing when I first felt the pain, I must have done it earlier in the game.”

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