Newcastle have confirmed something we really already knew – that Florian Lejeune is out for the rest of this season – which finished with a game at Fulham on Sunday 12th May – when hopefully we will be safe from relegation.
There is not specific prognosis of the knee injury other than it’s a serious injury and we suppose it’s likely to be another ACL injury – but on the other knee this time.
Florian suffered a severe ACL injury last July in training and was out for over four months recovering from it.
Florian Lejeune – in action on Saturday
Here’s the Newcastle announcement today:
Newcastle United can confirm defender Florian Lejeune sustained a significant knee injury during Saturday’s game against Crystal Palace.
The 27-year-old was forced off on a stretcher during the second half at St James’ Park after injuring his left knee – not the knee h injured during pre-season which saw him miss the start of the campaign.
Lejeune has been ruled out for the remainder of the current season and further updates on his recovery will be provided in due course.
The Frenchman had been ever-present for the Magpies in the Premier League since his return to action at the start of January, taking his 2018/19 tally to 13 appearances in all competitions.
Even though he suffered an ACL last July Florian has still managed to make a contribution to the team this season.
Rafa is a huge favorite of the Frenchman and the manager has already said we will miss him for the final vital five games this season.
We just have to hope the injury is not as bad as first feared.
If anybody deserves a break it’s the courageous Frenchman.
UPDATE – Florian has said it is an ACL injury and the exact same injury as last July – but to the other knee – how unlucky can you get.
We’ll have to support the 27-year-old over the summer as he recovers from this latest setback.