Florian Lejeune’s Injury Very Serious – Out For Many Months


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.

Comments welcome.


108 comments so far

  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Jul 28, 2018 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #1

    No, no, no, he’s a top lad.

    2
  • lochinvar

    Jul 28, 2018 at 11:20 PM

    Comment #2

    And meanwhile the Sunday rags think Leicester will bid £35m for Lascalles just because they’ll get £80m for McGuire. Oh please. Leicester really ? They’ll end up lower in the league than us next season.
    Why don’t we buy McGuire due to Lejeune’s injury and have the best CB pairing in the league. You would think some journalist could create that story as it has more credibility.

    lochinvar
    Jul 28, 2018 at 11:07 PM
    Comment #6
    Florian Lejeune is facing a lengthy lay-off after suffering a serious knee injury. Rafa Benitez has revealed that the Newcastle United defender has damaged his cruciate ligament. Lejeune, signed from Eibar a year ago, will undergo surgery. Speaking after tonight’s goalless draw against Porto at the Estadio do Dragao, Benitez said: “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.”

    How did he get the injury? Was it a cheap hit from the Irish team or another reason ? Lost him at the start of last season thanks to Kane and guess what he’s missing from this seasons start against Spurs.

    Could be a big miss. He was a key player alongside Lascalles last season. Clark isn’t a full time replacement so who’s Rafa going to bring in now ?

    lochinvar
    Jul 28, 2018 at 11:07 PM
    Comment #6
    Florian Lejeune is facing a lengthy lay-off after suffering a serious knee injury. Rafa Benitez has revealed that the Newcastle United defender has damaged his cruciate ligament. Lejeune, signed from Eibar a year ago, will undergo surgery. Speaking after tonight’s goalless draw against Porto at the Estadio do Dragao, Benitez said: “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.”

    How did he get the injury? Was it a cheap hit from the Irish team or another reason ? Lost him at the start of last season thanks to Kane and guess what he’s missing from this seasons start against Spurs.

    Could be a big miss. He was a key player alongside Lascalles last season. Clark isn’t a full time replacement so who’s Rafa going to bring in now ?

    1
  • lochinvar

    Jul 28, 2018 at 11:22 PM

    Comment #3

    Double vision there

    1
  • Munster Mag

    Jul 28, 2018 at 11:25 PM

    Comment #4

    We will miss him but Lejeune is overrated defensively I feel.

    0
  • Jib

    Jul 28, 2018 at 11:25 PM

    Comment #5

    I have to say for the limited time he was on
    Schär looked the business.

    2
  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jul 28, 2018 at 11:26 PM

    Comment #6

    Fu+k
    Star man at the end of last season – will be sadly missed

    6
  • Jib

    Jul 28, 2018 at 11:30 PM

    Comment #7

    He’ll be like a new signing in January
    😛

    6
  • c-dog

    Jul 28, 2018 at 11:36 PM

    Comment #8

    Imagine this was Shelvey. How would our midfield look then.

    1
  • lukes26

    Jul 28, 2018 at 11:37 PM

    Comment #9

    mawson would be a great replacement…he was one of the best cb’s in the epl last year imo

    too bad about lejeune … he and lascelles looked good together

    3
  • Online Guy

    Jul 28, 2018 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #10

    Magscar

    Been travelling .

    You should have thought of that before we kissed. X

    2
  • Jib

    Jul 28, 2018 at 11:39 PM

    Comment #11

    c-dog
    Imagine this was Shelvey. How would our midfield look then.

    Hairier ?

    7
  • Online Guy

    Jul 28, 2018 at 11:40 PM

    Comment #12

    Jib

    You give it out …but you can take it as well . Tips his hat.

    1
  • Jib

    Jul 28, 2018 at 11:44 PM

    Comment #13

    Well the ref in that fight was shite
    Whyte got away with murder
    elbows
    heads
    grappling

    it was shocking

    7
  • Online Guy

    Jul 28, 2018 at 11:51 PM

    Comment #14

    On the subject of Carl , Magscar , Jack Root, Ian Toon ,

    Just how many aliases has this fkr got ?

    5
  • Online Guy

    Jul 29, 2018 at 12:00 AM

    Comment #15

    Oldgit1

    Your talking to yourself again..do you think we stalwarts of this Blog don’t see right through you with your multiple aliases. ? IV never had words with you untill you had a pop at me firstly ..look back you will see its never me that starts it..just answer to absurd comments ..and if you tag my name to any of your comments you can at least expect a conversation .

    I’m all for fair play but if your feeling like a dummy because you haven’t got the mental capacity to take part in a proper debate and all you feel like doing in your ensuing mixed up frustrated brain is hurl abuse then don’t blame this fkr if you end up in an argument ..now go Fk yerself.

    The same message to you Magscar…the multiple .

    6
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 29, 2018 at 12:11 AM

    Comment #16

    When people start accusing the likes of magscar being a multiple it totally takes the heat off tw@ts like Jack Root.

    0
  • manxpie

    Jul 29, 2018 at 12:11 AM

    Comment #17

    Well thats a right fusker so we need another defender after selling 1 and bringing 1 in
    Could have just spent 3 mill on bringing in an international 1 and kept mbemba surely? But nope we sell high buy cheap and repeat regardless of how desperate the squad is!

    0
  • Pottsclock

    Jul 29, 2018 at 12:13 AM

    Comment #18

    Sky Sports interview with Rafa after the match was interesting. Clearly he wants and expects another striker to come and he didn’t deny that Gayle would leave.
    Thus, I hope for a quality striker and I won’t be bothered if Gayle leaves as long as we get one. And quality will probably need all the Mitro money and maybe a bit more. It’s a shame the Fulham deal could not have been done earlier in the window….seems that they were willing to pay the necessary amount and we wanted to sell.

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 29, 2018 at 12:19 AM

    Comment #19

    If your average person understood what tw@ts multiples looked like when caught and what the blog thinks of them you’d think it would make them stop doing it. It obviously doesn’t affect Rebecca or carlton but I’m pretty sure he deliberately leaves clues, I don’t think he’s that stupid, but then again you never know.
    carl/Ian Toon/carlton???

    3
  • manxpie

    Jul 29, 2018 at 12:22 AM

    Comment #20

    Our strikers so far are joselu gayle muto maybe
    And people want rid of gayle?
    So thats joselu muto and rondon? For a whole prem season
    The area that pretty much every fan wanted and could see we needed to improve big time!
    Its a joke and a disgrace tbh

    9
  • Pitmatic

    Jul 29, 2018 at 12:25 AM

    Comment #21

    Jib

    I must disagree. Absolutely cracking fight, and Parker just couldn’t handle Whyte’s aggression. What a left hook. Fair play to Parker for his finish though.

    Sadly I missed the Takam-Chisora fight, which also sounded like a cracker.

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 29, 2018 at 12:26 AM

    Comment #22

    manxpie,
    Why can’t you accept that the manager can’t work with Mitro or Mbemba and no matter how highly you rate them both Rafa doesn’t. Yes he wanted Barry over Alonso, maybe he would have won the league with Liverpool, maybe he wouldn’t.

    2
  • Oldgit1

    Jul 29, 2018 at 12:27 AM

    Comment #23

    At online guy—— do one

    4
  • bettyswallocks

    Jul 29, 2018 at 12:29 AM

    Comment #24

    Mental defective, Proper Radgie, Heed the barl, Crankpot, Lunatic, Attention seeking nuisance.

    I won’t embarrass you further by exposing you by name but we all know who you are . Seek help!,,,,!,

    2
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 29, 2018 at 12:31 AM

    Comment #25

    swallocks,
    If you’re on about Jibberish you left out a few things!

    3
  • Online Guy

    Jul 29, 2018 at 12:42 AM

    Comment #26

    Goodnight oldgit1

    x

    0
  • manxpie

    Jul 29, 2018 at 12:42 AM

    Comment #27

    Jail woah we only just found out about how serious the lejuene injury was now even tho its been asked for a while i.e after mbemba being sold for 8 and we buy a 3 mill replacement
    Where the fusk have i implicated rafa in that im not a big fan of mbemba btw but as hes (young)and been in the set up I’d prefer him to buying another cheaper gamble
    On mitro hes better than joselu and rondon so i will say my opinion on that so if we sell him and buy rondon for 15 mill i will be upset and say so is that ok?
    And as i pointed out before we are actually weakening the squad at the same time at the mo a cruciate is usually a half to full season!
    Can you see us replacing a 10mill defender plus 30 mill worth of strikers in this window?

    0
  • manxpie

    Jul 29, 2018 at 12:44 AM

    Comment #28

    My bets on online guy

    1
  • Online Guy

    Jul 29, 2018 at 12:45 AM

    Comment #29

    sweaty bollocks

    Put the magazine away, you’ll go blind mind.

    0
  • manxpie

    Jul 29, 2018 at 12:51 AM

    Comment #30

    Pitmatic nah the ref was shocking a head butt and shoulder to the face should never be a count cant believe he didnt argue it tho
    Rubbish fight in the end and just proves how money is tearing that sport apart 7 weeks to prepare for 2 even fighters that people would like to see go toe to toe at peak condition
    More rules need to come in to make fights happen instead of purses and big money mickey mouse fights

    0
  • Online Guy

    Jul 29, 2018 at 12:53 AM

    Comment #31
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 29, 2018 at 12:57 AM

    Comment #32

    manxpie,
    Not sure what you mean by “whoa” but Rafa wanted rid of Mbemba way before Lejuene got an injury. We’ll wait to see what happens, but cast your mind back to RM Ryan Taylor who was a “LB” getting crippled in a weakened squad to see how likely a replacement is?

    1
  • Online Guy

    Jul 29, 2018 at 12:58 AM

    Comment #33
  • bettyswallocks

    Jul 29, 2018 at 1:04 AM

    Comment #34

    Online. …. @31 . Very funny actually made me chuckle.

    0
  • manxpie

    Jul 29, 2018 at 1:08 AM

    Comment #35

    Whoa was for your attack on my opinion that the club is again fusking us over and you trying to make it me against rafa!
    Mbemba hasnt been in rafas plans but why the big hold up in the lejuene news? It was obviously quite serious as of the no news but we sold a defender for huge profit over his replacement in the same time strange that dont ya think?

    0
  • Online Guy

    Jul 29, 2018 at 1:09 AM

    Comment #36

    Betty its hilarious..knew you would see the funny side. meanwhile I have worked out whats wrong with you ..

    my prognosis …

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CGNCa8mW0AAVEmJ.jpg

    1
  • bettyswallocks

    Jul 29, 2018 at 1:11 AM

    Comment #37

    Online @31………..very funny . Made me laugh.

    0
  • Online Guy

    Jul 29, 2018 at 1:17 AM

    Comment #38

    manxpie,

    Your always in a rage when you arrive on here..people have been referring to you as MADManx.

    Very Apt…rolls off the tongue

    Mad Manx. ooh its Mad Manx..pops up on a match day and when he finishes his cleaners shift at McDonalds.

    Mad Manx , ooh its Mad Manx talking sh*te again, in his usually Ragie Gadgie style and mood.

    no, no , keep it going MadManx ..keep it going son.

    3
  • SPRINGY

    Jul 29, 2018 at 1:17 AM

    Comment #39

    Having suffered with torn cruciate ligaments,and persistent knee problems myself i feel sorry for lejuene,hope he’s back soon…lets hope we get a few more players in…a flair player with a bit imagination wouldn’t go a miss, we just seem to lack a bit invention and creativity goin forward.

    0
  • manxpie

    Jul 29, 2018 at 1:20 AM

    Comment #40

    Online guy nah its just you
    You are very very weird! i hope nobody ever gets hold of your laptop or memory sticks!

    3

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