Kieran Trippier posts message to Newcastle United fans after 'frustrating' injury blow

Kieran Trippier has told of his “frustration” at an expected lengthy lay-off at Newcastle United.

Trippier is set for surgery after fracturing the fifth metatarsal in his left foot in yesterday’s 1-0 win over Aston Villa. The 31-year-old, signed from Atletico Madrid last month, had scored with a free-kick for the second successive game.

The right-back tweeted: “It's really frustrating to have picked up the injury yesterday. We've built some momentum and long may that continue. I will remain positive and work as hard as I can on my rehab to be back fit as quickly as possible. Thank you all for your very kind messages of support!”

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Trippier is facing more than two months on the sidelines.

Speaking after the game, United head coach Eddie Howe said: “Trippier got stamped on, and he couldn’t continue with a problem on the top of his foot, so he’s gone for an X-ray at hospital. We’re keeping everything crossed there’s no broken bone there.”

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Kieran Trippier leaves the field injured.Kieran Trippier leaves the field injured.
Kieran Trippier leaves the field injured.

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