Paul Dummett picked up his fourth cap for Wales last night at the Cardiff City Stadium in the 2-1 home defeat to Denmark in the Nations League.
Paul started the game but lasted only 38 minutes when he had to go off with an injury and was replaced by Chris Gunter.
We have had minimal cover at left back for Paul, and Newcastle suffered last season when he was out for several months with a hamstring injury.
When he returned to the side – that coincided with us looking a lot stronger in defense.
We hope it’s not another hamstring injury – something that Paul has suffered from throughout his career.
But the Newcastle medics will now wait for a report.
Hopefully, it will be a minor problem.
Paul Dummett – in Wales’ colors
Right back Javier Manquillo can operate at left back and the last time Paul was missing Kenedy played there, but he’s too much of a threat up front to play at left back.
Ciaran Clark is left-footed and can play at left back and he seems quite solid there.
Rafa may decide to play three at the back at Turf Moor if Dummett is not available, and he has Lascelles, Fernandez, and Schar who could form a strong and experienced back three.
It’s always disappointing and frustrating when players go to play for their countries and come back injured.
We should know fairly soon how bad the damage is but it could be another hamstring injury for the local lad.
When we start up on Monday 26th November at Burnley, that’s the first of nine games we have through January 2nd – 9 games in 37 days.
Not a good time for Dummett to be missing in the busiest part of the season.
Let’s hope it’s not too bad – fingers crossed!