Newcastle's Florian Lejeune delivers personal update after Rafa Benitez reveals long-term injury

Florian Lejeune has tweeted a message to Newcastle United after Rafa Benitez revealed that the defender is facing a long spell on the sidelines.

Sunday, 29th July 2018, 1:29 pm
Updated Sunday, 29th July 2018, 1:37 pm
Florian Lejuene.

The defender, signed from Eibar last summer, today took to Twitter to assure fans he will return "as quickly as possible".

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"During my last training session, I left the field due to an injury," said the 27-year-old.

"After further medical examination, the doctor told me I have a cruciate ligament injury.

"I'll have surgery in the next few days. I'll do everything I can to get back as quickly as possible on St James' Park."