Steve Bruce’s press conference consisted mostly of speculation on how the Premier League was going to handle this weekend’s fixtures. It was since confirmed that all matches are suspended until the first weekend in April.
However, Bruce was asked to pivot momentarily to Martin Dubravka’s injury. The head coach confirmed that the 31-year-old suffered a sprained medial ligament in his knee.
Bruce also confirmed that Ciaran Clark underwent surgery on his ankle a few days ago. Here is a tweet from local injury analyst Ben Dinnery on Bruce’s injury update.
Martin Dubravka is is going to be missing "for the next month at least" after sustaining a medial ligament (MCL) sprain at St Mary's last weekend. Ciaran Clark had surgery on his ankle two days ago. "They’ve just got to recover and we’ll see how they are.” #NUFC
— Ben Dinnery (@BenDinnery) March 13, 2020
With all matches being suspended for three weeks, we could see Martin Dubravka, as well as Andy Carroll, available when the season resumes.
Ciaran Clark is likely still out for the season even if it is extended to late May. Though Steve Bruce seems to leave the door open for Clark if his recovery goes well.