Some sad news tonight for Newcastle after the 0-0 draw with Porto that Florian Lejeune’s knee injury seems very serious.
It looks like the knee injury he picked up is a cruciate ligament injury, according to manager Rafa Benitez, and he will have to undergo surgery and then be out for quite a few months depending on the extent of the damage.
It’s a good thing we have brought in center-back Fabian Schar and maybe Rafa will need to keep young Josef Yarney in the squad while Lejeune is recovering.
Florian Lejeune – serious cruciate ligament knee injury
When asked about Lejeune after the game tonight in Porto (0-0 draw) this is what the manager told the local reporters:
“I think it’s a cruciate ligament. “He will need an operation. We need to decide exactly when, but I think we will lose him for a while.”
This is awful luck for the Frenchman having suffered a foot injury last August in the very first game of the season, and that kept him out some months.
However, this injury could take him longer to recover from than the foot injury.
But it’s also an excellent opportunity for Fabian Schar to come in and challenge Ciaran Clark for the central defender position next to captain Jamaal Lascelles.