Jetro Willems suffers 'horrendous' injury in Newcastle United win

Jetro Willems has suffered a “horrendous” knee injury, according to Steve Bruce.

Sunday, 19th January 2020, 9:27 am
Jetro Willems is put on a stretcher. (Pic: Martin Swinney)

The on-loan defender was stretchered off in agony against Chelsea at St James’s Park.

A 94th-minute goal from Isaac Hayden gave Newcastle United a 1-0 win over Frank Lampard’s side in tonight’s Premier League game.

Willems, signed on a season-long loan from Eintracht Frankfurt, left the stadium wearing a knee brace and on crutches after suffering a suspected cruciate ligament injury. The injury – and the loss of Paul Dummett to a hamstring problem last weekend – has left Bruce short on the left side of his defence for the second half of the season.

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Asked about Willems’ injury, head coach Bruce said: "It looks a horrendous injury for Jetro. It doesn't look good for Dummett either. Within a few days we have a problem in that area. Cruciate injury (for Willems).”