It’s not good news for 21-year-old Sean Longstaff.
Newcastle United have confirmed that after visiting with a specialist on his knee injury yesterday Seam will be out for the rest of the season and we will not see him play again until pre-season begins in early July.
This is the statement released by the club this morning:
Newcastle United can confirm midfielder Sean Longstaff is likely to miss the remainder of the 2018/19 season with a knee ligament injury.
The 21-year-old – who has been shortlisted for the Premier League’s Player of the Month for February – was replaced at half time during Saturday’s Premier League game at West Ham United.
Academy graduate Longstaff has made 13 appearances in all competitions for the Magpies this term, scoring twice.
The main thing now is to get Sean the best available treatment so he fully recovers from what is a serious injury.
talkSPORT had reported earlier today that Sean would be out for four months and that now seems an accurate report.
The difference is talkSPORT report he would be out for four months with local reports now saying it’s six to eight weeks which is half that time.
Rafa Benitez will address Sean Longstaff’s injury ar tomorrow’s press conference for the vital home game against Everton on Saturday.
This is bad news for Sean and for Newcastle.
The Mail reports he will continue to wear his knee brace for the next two months before he starts rehabilitation at the Benton Training grounds.
I’m told Longstaff will be back running in 12 weeks so should be fine for pre-season. https://t.co/RUDtrxztiC
— Craig Hope (@CraigHope_DM) March 7, 2019
So there’s some disagreement on how long he will be out for with the Chronicle saying that reports he will be out for four months have been dismissed by club sources.
It would be good if he’s fully fit before preseason starts in early July.