Rafa Benitez reveals when Florian Lejeune is due back at Newcastle

Florian Lejeune is due back on Tyneside this month to step up his rehabilitation.

Saturday, 29th September 2018, 12:18 pm
Updated Saturday, 29th September 2018, 1:07 pm
Florian Lejeune.

The Newcastle United defender ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament in pre-season.

Lejuene has been working in Italy since undergoing an operation in Rome early last month.

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The 27-year-old – who has been posting updates on Instagram – could be back early next year.

Asked for an update on Lejeune's return, United manager Rafa Benitez said "He is getting better – you have his Instagram!

"He will come back maybe in one week He's doing his rehab in Rome, special facilities."