Some good news for Newcastle for a change is that there has been a positive prognosis on the ankle injury of Florian Lejeune.
Florian looked good in the first half against Tottenham until a terrible tackle from behind by Harry Kane saw him have to leave the field injured.
The Spurs striker got a yellow card for the foul, but that was the end of Lejeune for a few games.
The injury to Lejeune has been fully assessed by the medical team at Newcastle with the swelling on his ankle coming down, and the surprise news today is that he even has a chance of playing against West Ham this Saturday.
But with a two-week International break coming up after this weekend unless the medics are 100% confident that he will be OK for Saturday, it’s probably safer to wait another couple of weeks, and he can return for the game at Swansea on Sunday, 10th September.
Florian Lejeune – could be fit for West Ham game
As expected, the hamstring injury to Paul Dummett will take longer to heal, but he may also be ready for the game at Swansea.
This is what Rafa had to say in the Chronicle today about the injuries:
“Paul Dummett will take a little bit longer – so we must wait.”
“Florian Lejeune is working very hard and trying to be available as soon as possible.”
“The Nottingham Forest game was too early, for West Ham he will have a chance.”
American DeAndre Yedlin should also back from his hamstring injury soon, and he is already back in training.
And maybe the poor form of Dwight Gayle has something to do with him fighting a virus, but he is said to be recovering from that.
But we’d still be surprised if he plays tonight against Nottingham Forest in the League Cup.
What do you think?