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Lejeune Breaks The News – It’s Another Serious Injury – Out For Months

The mystery of Florian Lejeune’s knee injury is over as he has revealed via his Instagram account today it’s yet another ACL injury – this time to his left knee.

So the Frenchman will have to undergo another intensive four months or more to recover from this – his second ACL injury in nine months.

Florian Lejeune – another ACL injury

In an Instagram post, this is what Lejeune said today:

“After medical examination, the injury I suffered during the last game is an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury.

“It’s the same problem I had a few months back, but on the other knee. I’ll have surgery, and as I did before.”

“I will come back stronger. Thank you for all your support.”

Before the injury, it looked like it could be another serious one – and this is what manager Rafa Benitez had said:

“He’s a very important player for us in that position – it’s a pity for us.” (ed note – it’s more of a pity for Florian)

“He seems bad,” “It’s the other knee, but it seems bad, so we’ll have to wait and see what the doctor says.”

“He was here after the game, and I was talking with him.”

“Obviously, he was disappointed, and afterward the doctor said we need to assess him, but it seems bad.”

“He says he felt a click in his knee, and that is bad news normally. It’s his left knee.”

Florian is likely to revisit Professor Paolo Mariani in Rome and have the same type of operation and rehabilitation in Rome he had last year before he returns to Newcastle for further rehabilitation.

But it would be a huge surprise if he’s fit for the first Premier League game in August.

The main thing is for Florian to have a full recovery – that’s all that matters right now.

Rafa did bring in center-backs Fabian Schar and Federico Fernandez last summer so there is some cover for Florian – who is the first choice when he’s fit.

It’s really tough for the Frenchman but he’s already positive and he’s also right – he will come back stronger than ever.

Comments welcome.

7 comments so far

  • Tsunki

    Apr 8, 2019 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #1

    Yes it’s possible it’s an anatomical configuration that predisposes certain injuries. Kieron Dyer had woeful problems with shin split btw and even computer napping and cores five training techniques couldn’t get him to his full potential ( putting aside the shoddy attitude ofc) consequent ACL injuries are not uncommon, (Ryan Taylor’s unfortunate spell out).

    It puts me in mind of Osgood-Schlatters where the quad muscles pull against a short hamstring in an effort to get the leg straight and by doing so cause infammation at the anchor point just under the knee which can snap and drift up into the thigh. Nice.

    Perhaps doing one ACL and having surgical correction is great, but anatomical predisposition coupled with over – reliance upon the healthy leg during recovery is probably what does the said “healthy” leg in. In some athletes maybe it’s virtually a certainty they will end up with the joy of having both legs go. Nice X 2. 🙁

  • Tsunki

    Apr 8, 2019 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #2

    For those that can’t fathom what “shin split btw and even computer napping and cores five training techniques” means try this –

    ….shin splints and even computer mapping and corrective training techniques…..

  • Tsunki

    Apr 8, 2019 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #3

    I’m fairly certain that autocorrect grabs my posts when I hit “send” then maliciously rearranges them. It’s hard to spot though, it’s like trying to catch baby Groot dancing….

  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 8, 2019 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #4

    I couldn’t help shaking my head in disbelief last week after Lilongwe Geordie, clearly looking for a boozer to watch the football in asks on here, the resident bullshitter who knows nothing about everything directs him to a boozer that he’s just Googled and pretending he knows the place that doesn’t even show the football, then claims that Lilongwe didn’t want to watch the football because he’s coaching at the Olympic park and just fancied sitting in a boozer on a Monday night while the football is shown elsewhere.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 8, 2019 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #5

    Luckily they bought Fernandez, that wouldn’t have happened on Lambezes watch.

  • Jib

    Apr 8, 2019 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #6

    Oh dear sad old jealous Jail
    He needs sympathy not brickbats

    “Lilongwe Geordie
    Mar 31, 2019 at 6:39 PM
    Comment #80
    Anyone know any NUFC friendly bars in London? Ideally near the Stratford area??”

    No mention of the match

    A more Geordie friendly pub would be
    hard to find.

  • Munster Mag

    Apr 8, 2019 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #7

    Completely agree Jay. There would be huge interest in rafa goes. Plenty of young talented manager would take u punt on it. The issue is whether fat boy will make an intelligent assessment of the market and he probably won’t. That’s how we got the last ginger tool. The job will still be attractive though, make no mistake about that.


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