'Thanks, Hamza Choudhury': Newcastle United fans angry after massive injury blow
Newcastle United fans have taken to Twitter to react to the Magpies’ latest injury blow.
Today, the North East club stated Matt Ritchie has had a second ankle operation – and will not play again this year.
It has been revealed that Ritchie has had further surgery this week but could return in January.
The Newcastle United winger has been out since late August after suffering an ankle injury against Leicester City after a strong challenge by Hamza Choudhury.
And Geordies were quick to react to the news on Twitter, with many pointing the finger of blame at the Leicester City man after such a rash tackle.
Here’s how YOU reacted to the news:
@Andrew_McVittie: “Not ideal but we do have enough players in his position to cover for the next 5+ weeks. Missing his leadership on the pitch more than anything.”
@LockdownFBall: “Very very bad news. Matt Ritchie is the heart and soul of this team.”
@HappysonRuhukwa: “Wish you quick recovery.”
@SteveMcKenna_: “Lascelles also injured by an oppo player who got nothing.”
@ruben_sannino: “Come back as soon you can Matt.”
@Nolanhattrick: “Choudrey ruined his season with that disgusting challenge. How can a professional do this to another?”
@DannyBrown333: “Thanks, @HamzaChoudhury1.”
@BarryBlakely: “Like a new signing...put your cheque book away, Mike!”