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Newcastle midfielder ruled out for ‘four to five weeks’

TALENTED ... Newcastle's Gael Bigirimana.

TALENTED ... Newcastle's Gael Bigirimana.

GAEL Bigirimana’s facing up to five weeks on the sidelines after suffering an injury playing for Newcastle United’s Under-21s.

The midfielder was a candidate to be loaned out this month, having made just one first-team appearance so far this season.

But Bigirimana is going nowhere for the foreseeable future after hurting his ankle in Tuesday’s Under-21 Premier League loss to Tottenham Hotspur.

“It’s Bigi’s ankle – it’s four or five weeks,” United manager Alan Pardew told the Gazette.

Bigirimana, 19, impressed last season after joining the club from Coventry City. He made 25 appearances for the injury-hit club.

Meanwhile, one or more Newcastle players could yet be loaned out this month, with winger Gabriel Obertan a candidate for a spell away from St James’s Park.

 

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