Newcastle United rocked by 'long-term' injuries suffered by two key players

Federico Fernandez and Jamal Lewis are facing lengthy spells out with injuries, according to Eddie Howe.

Sunday, 19th December 2021, 5:08 pm

Defenders Fernandez and Lewis are sidelined with thigh and hamstring injuries respectively, and Howe revealed that he expected the pair to be out for the “foreseeable future” after this afternoon’s 4-0 loss to Premier League leaders Manchester City.

“I think they’re going to be longer-term,” said United's head coach. “We don’t expect them back for the foreseeable future, unfortunately.

"Jamal’s a very strange one early in the game against Liverpool. I know he hadn’t had a lot of football, but that was a really big blow for us at the beginning of that match, and Feddy, it looks like it’s going to be around the same length of time.”

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Howe was also without midfielder Jonjo Shelvey because of injury for the City game. Javier Manquillo missed the fixture at St James’s Park through illness.

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