Newcastle United player stretchered off in agony

Jetro Willems has been stretchered off against Chelsea this evening.

Sunday, 19th January 2020, 10:24 am
Jetro Willems is stretchered off. (Pic: Martin Swinney)

The Newcastle United defender suffered an injury early in the game at St James’s Park, which was goalless at the time.

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Willems, signed on a season-long loan from Eintracht Frankfurt, beat the turf in frustration after going down.

The 25-year-old was applauded off the field by fans as he was taken off.

Willems was replaced by fit-again Matt Ritchie, who had two operations on the ankle he injured in August.