Steve Bruce reveals his fear over Matt Ritchie injury

Matt Ritchie’s given Newcastle United an injury scare on the eve of the new season.

Tuesday, 30th July 2019, 10:27 pm
Updated Wednesday, 31st July 2019, 12:05 am
Steve Bruce.

The winger was taken off after 11 minutes against Hibernian at Easter Road tonight after suffering a hamstring injury.

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Head coach Bruce said: “We hope it's not serious. That's the awful thing tonight, because we're a bit shy in that area. He'll have a scan in the next 48 hours, and hopefully it's not too bad. He's nicked a hamstring. Whether it's a strain or how serious it is, we do not know. But for him to come off is not a good sign.”

Joelinton, Jamaal Lascelles and Sean Longstaff were on target for United at Easter Road.

On Joelinton and Miguel Almiron’s partnership, Bruce said: “They're a threat, and they've already enjoyed playing with each other. You can see that straight away. They’ll be a threat to anybody. They both can run and they compliment each other.”