Jamaal Lascelles provides positive Newcastle United injury update

Newcastle United skipper Jamaal Lascelles has provided a positive injury update after weeks out with a broken leg.

Sunday, 22nd December 2019, 7:00 am
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 27: Jamaal Lascelles of Newcastle United celebrates with Joelinton of Newcastle United and Ciaran Clark of Newcastle United after he scores his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Wolverhampton Wanderers at St. James Park on October 27, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 27: Jamaal Lascelles of Newcastle United celebrates with Joelinton of Newcastle United and Ciaran Clark of Newcastle United after he scores his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Wolverhampton Wanderers at St. James Park on October 27, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

The central defender suffered the injury in the Magpies’ win over Bournemouth at St James’s Park on November 9 – and initial fears had put the player out for months.

But after tests allayed those fears, Lascelles in looking at a January return.

“I’ve been doing quite a lot in the gym without loading too much, just trying to keep on top fitness and my strength,” Lascelles told United.

“I had quite a positive day on Thursday as I managed to jump on the Alter G treadmill - the treadmill which takes the weight bearing off you. Now I’ve started jogging again, hopefully I can carry on progressing from there.”

He said: “Lascelles back at the turn of the year, Ritchie the same.”