John Carver confirms Paul Dummett may miss rest of the season

INJURED ... Paul Dummett.
INJURED ... Paul Dummett.

JOHN Carver has confirmed the Gazette’s exclusive story that defender Paul Dummett will miss the next couple of months with a knee injury – and he could be out for the rest of the season.

The Gazette today reported Dummett would be out long-term with the injury, which he picked up in last week’s 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace.

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And Carver has now confirmed the news, which leaves Newcastle with just FOUR fit senior defenders.

Carver said: “The good news is Paul Dummett doesn’t need an operation but he is out for around 10-12 weeks.”