Sean Longstaff had a scan on his knee injury yesterday, and the chances are that the Newcastle medics will now have the results of that scan.
So it seems to make sense that Sean will see a knee specialist tomorrow as the Chronicle’s Lee Ryder is reporting.
We hope the knee ligaments aren’t damaged because that will mean a long time out for the 21-year-old – maybe even the rest of the season in the worst case scenario.
But the most important thing now is to get the best possible treatment for the impressive youngster.
Sean Longstaff – to see a knee specialist tomorrow
And since Rafa came on board just less than three years ago, the club have done well in getting players fit again after injuries and also reducing the number of injuries we have in the squad.
It’s just one of the many improvements Rafa has already made at Newcastle.
This is the tweet Lee Ryder sent out today:
Sean Longstaff to see specialist tomorrow. Timescale on comeback yet to be determined and even this will be a first opinion. #nufc in good hands these days with injuries, Lejeune’s quicker than expected return a great example of that.
— Lee Ryder (@lee_ryder) March 5, 2019
The youngster will also miss out on a possible first England U21 cap because of the injury.
We should get an update on Sean from Rafa in his press conference on Friday for the home game on Saturday.
But the midfielder will not be rushed back, and there’s unlikely to be any timescale put on his return to the side.
Even if Sean is not fit for the rest of the season, we have Isaac Hayden, Jonjo Shelvey, Ki Sung-yueng, and Mohamed Diame all available to do the central midfield duties.