Paul Dummett picked up his 4th cap for Wales earlier this week when he started the game against Denmark at the Cardiff City Stadium.
But he lasted only 38 minutes until he had to leave the field injured.
He cannot play in Wales’ next game in Albania as we had expected he has returned to Newcastle to have treatment.
The game against Albania is only a friendly game.
We still don’t know how severe the injury is, but there should be some initial diagnosis coming from the club – maybe today.
Paul was a huge miss in the first part of last season, and we hope he will not be out too many games.
Paul Dummett in action against Denmark
We are starting 9 games in just 37 days when we play Burnley away on Monday night 26 November.
Newcastle are tied on 9 points with them, so it’s an important game against another relegation candidate,
Who will stand in for Paul if he cannot play at Burnley a week tomorrow – which seems likely – is an open question.
But it shows we don’t have good cover for the local lad.
Kenedy, Manquillo, Clark, and Lazaar can play at left-back
If we were to hazard a guess maybe right-footed Javier Manquillo will get the call, but Rafa could also decide to play three at the back.
Lascelles, Fernandez, and Schar are all in good form at the moment and could be a strong back three for the game at Turf Moor.
What do you think?