Newcastle United player suffers injury 'setback'

Paul Dummett has suffered an injury setback at Newcastle United.

Paul Dummett.
Paul Dummett.

The defender had been close to a comeback from a calf problem before the international break.

However, Dummett, 29, is back in the club’s treatment room, according to head coach Steve Bruce.

“He’s had a setback,” Bruce told BBC Radio Newcastle. “Just when we thought he was close – and he was back training – he’s uncomfortable again. It’s the same injury.”

Dummett, yet to play this season, is in the final year of his contract.