Newcastle United winger undergoes surgery

Matt Ritchie has had a minor ankle operation.

Wednesday, 9th October 2019, 12:45 pm
Updated Wednesday, 9th October 2019, 12:45 pm
Matt Ritchie.
Matt Ritchie.

The winger had been making good progress from the injury he suffered in August’s Carabao Cup defeat to Leicester City at St James’s Park.

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Head coach Bruce said: “Ritchie was doing really, really well, and had a little bit of a (setback). He was doing too much, basically.”

Ritchie, 30, is understood to have since had a procedure on his ankle.