Newcastle United rocked by injury blow

Matt Ritchie has had a second ankle operation – and will not play again this year.

Thursday, 28th November 2019, 11:17 am
Matt Ritchie.

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Ritchie was injured by a challenge from Hamza Choudhury.

Head coach Steve Bruce – who claimed on Monday that Ritchie needed more “rest” – hit out at the tackle after the game.

It has been revealed that Ritchie has had further surgery this week. Ritchie could return in January.