Steve Bruce gives Matt Ritchie injury update

Matt Ritchie is doubtful for Newcastle United’s season-opener against Arsenal.

Saturday, 3rd August 2019, 7:29 pm
Matt Ritchie.

The winger suffered a hamstring injury in Tuesday nights 3-1 win over Hibernian at Easter Road.

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And Ritchie is a major doubt for the August 11 home game against Arsenal.

Bruce said: “Matt Ritchie’s a disappointment – it’s not looking good in that respect. It's a hamstring. He’s more positive, but we’ll see.

“We’ve scanned it – we don't think it’s too serious. It’ll be a big shout to be ready for next week.”