Steve Bruce reveals DeAndre Yedlin 'worry' at Newcastle United

DeAndre Yedlin’s still weeks away from a return at Newcastle United.

Saturday, 10th August 2019, 11:45 am
Updated Saturday, 10th August 2019, 12:45 pm
DeAndre Yedlin.

Yedlin had a groin operation in May, but the defender – who missed the USA’s summer internationals – may not be fit for another month. And head coach Steve Bruce says Yedlin’s delayed recovery is a “worry” for him ahead of the new Premier League season.

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“He had a groin operation,” said Bruce, whose side take on Arsenal at St James’s Park tomorrow. “We thought he'd be OK, but unfortunately he's not so … I can't see him for at least another three or four weeks at least. That's a worry for us."

Newcastle signed right-back Emil Krafth from Amiens this week. The 25-year-old has signed a four-year deal at St James’s Park.

Bruce said: “I wanted competition for places. DeAndre Yedlin has had an operation, and hasn’t recovered, so it became that we needed cover in that area.”