You cannot say that Florian Lejeune has had much luck in his year at Newcastle.
He was injured in the first game of the season against Spurs – his competitive debut – after he had impressed during the preseason.
Florian finally got back into the side and for the second half of the season, formed a strong partnership at the back with Jamaal Lascelles.
But now it’s been revealed he has an ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) knee injury and will soon have surgery to repair the damage.
The recovery from these injuries can take from several months to more than a year – so Florian will be out for quite some time.
Here’s a tweet the 27-year-old Frenchman has sent out from his Twitter account today:
During my last training session, I left the field due to an injury. After further medical examination, the doctor told me I have a cruciate ligament injury. I’ll have surgery in the next few days. I’ll do everything I can to get back as quickly as possible on St James’ Park?? pic.twitter.com/LtuO670sNZ
— Florian Lejeune (@lejeune_florian) July 29, 2018
We wish Florian all the best in the surgery and in his recovery and we’ll have to remember to give the player some support as the season goes on and he battles his way back to full fitness.
Its a measure of how well he did last season that our fans are devastated by Florian’s bad luck.