Newcastle fans on Twitter were given some awful news yesterday morning. The Magpies, after facing Leicester in midweek action in the Carabao Cup, are set to be without Matt Ritchie for around two months as the defender/midfielder has suffered ligament damage in his ankle.
BREAKING: Matt Ritchie out for TWO months https://t.co/YYkLp25MXM
— The Chronicle (@ChronicleNUFC) August 30, 2019
The news came straight from the mouth of Steve Bruce, who was speaking in his press conference yesterday morning ahead of the visit of Watford later today.
The injury to Ritchie occurred as Hamza Choudhury went into a firm tackle with the Scottish Newcastle man, and now it looks like the fans are going to have to get by without their passionate versatile left-sided man.
You can read the Magpies’ thoughts on Ritchie’s injury here:
— Kaye Davies (@kaye9davies) August 30, 2019
Key player for is one of the first names on the team sheet! Massive blow this for us. #nufc
— PAUL (@nufcneverdies) August 30, 2019
That’s all we need!
— Dean Savage (@SavageDean) August 30, 2019
Gutted, stay strong Matt
— Nick (@nick747757) August 30, 2019
Absolute disaster. Going to really struggle without him
— Michael Cantwell (@mickycantwell) August 30, 2019
Massive blow losing Matt Richie
— Davey G (@daveyontheg) August 30, 2019
He will be a big miss
— pearson.mark1966@gma (@PMark1966) August 30, 2019
The Geordies are clearly gutted that Ritchie is out, and will be desperate to have him back as soon as possible.