Newcastle might not get Trippier back for the rest of the season

Newcastle might not get Trippier back for the rest of the season

The new era of Newcastle United started off quite well, yet their first signing, a symbol of the change, has suffered a broken foot. An injury that is not as bad as it sounds, usually at least. The first reports had Kieran Trippier missing out on six weeks of football, yet now the manager is just hoping he'll get him back at all this season!

Eddie Howe notified the journalists that the timetable for his return has shifted, even though the surgery was a success.

"The update is that he had his operation yesterday and that went well. That was good news, but I don't know how long he's going to be out. We hope to have him back before the end of the season, but it's obviously a significant injury, which is a big blow to us because he was performing so well. We're going to have to see how his early rehab goes," stated Howe.

NUFC manager went on to explain what the Magpies are losing with Trippier on the sidelines.

"Sadly, we're going to miss his leadership skills on the pitch and everything that he was delivering for us. He's scored two goals in the last two games which have been defining moments for us, but we're confident we have enough quality in the squad to cover."

Even though Howe is confident, he will be facing today's game against West Ham without two of his first choice right-backs, as Javier Manquilo got injured in the same match Trippier did.

"Manquillo went off in the same game after landing awkwardly on his ankle following a header. We don't think that's serious, but he will miss the game. But apart from that, we're sort of as we were."

Emil Krafth is expected to come in at right-back, and Howe has every faith in the Swedish man who played more as a CB than a RB this season.


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    Shuaib Yunus Hassan 20.2.2022. 10:19:39
    He is the best Newcastle signing in many years.
    Watford and Burnley won yesterday. Danger not out still for Newcastle