'Weeks, not months' - Newcastle give injury update on Paul Dummett and Florian Lejeune

Paul Dummett
Paul Dummett

Newcastle United have given an injury update on Florian Lejeune and Paul Dummett.

The defensive duo limped out of the first half of the Premier League opener against Tottenham Hotspur at St James's Park on Sunday.

Florian Lejeune receives treatment

Florian Lejeune receives treatment

The Magpies today released a statement which said that while the pair will be out for a 'number of weeks' the injuries aren't as bad as they could have been.

The statement said: "Newcastle United have confirmed that defenders Florian Lejeune and Paul Dummett will be out of action for a number of weeks.

"Both players were forced off with injuries during the first half of Sunday’s Premier League defeat to Tottenham Hotspur at St. James’ Park.

"Dummett limped off with a hamstring injury after just seven minutes, before Lejeune - making his Magpies debut - sustained ankle ligament damage during a tackle by Harry Kane.

"Assessments by the club's medical staff are continuing in order to establish the full extent of their injuries but both players are expected to be out for weeks, rather than months."

Chancel Mbemba and Jamaal Lascelles replaced the duo from the bench, but Newcastle's defensive options still remain stretched with DeAndre Yedlin struggling with an injury, while left-back options Massadio Haidara and Achraf Lazaar are both out of favour with boss Rafa Benitez and have barely featured in pre-season.