Steve Bruce has spoken after tonight’s poor 4-1 defeat against Manchester United. Bruce has confirmed that both Isaac Hayden and Karl Darlow have suffered injuries.
Hayden has suffered a hamstring injury which actually occurred in the first half. He came out to start the second but only lasted a couple of minutes. Here is what Bruce said about Isaac’s injury per Newcastle’s Twitter page:
“Unfortunately he nicked a hamstring in the first half, just before half-time. We thought he was going to be OK for the second but obviously, he wasn’t.”
As is the case with performances, it’s one step forward and two steps back with injuries. Just when it looked like we had turned a corner, it’s another injury to a key player. But the bigger worry could be with Karl Darlow.
Darlow was brave and put in a tremendous performance once again. However, he suffered what looked like a groin injury after a collision with Marcus Rashford. Karl stayed in the game but now faces a scan to see the extent of his injury.
This is the update Bruce provided for our in-form keeper:
“He took a hell of a blow. We hope that he’s not too bad. Until we see the scans we won’t know how it is but he’s very sore.”
It could be a serious problem if Darlow faces any time on the sidelines with Martin Dubravka out until December. That would hand first-team duties to Mark Gillespie and young Dan Langley would move into the matchday squad as the back-up.