Newcastle fear they could be without talisman Kieran Trippier for the rest of the season


Newcastle fear they could be without talisman Kieran Trippier for the rest of the season as Eddie Howe admits ‘he does not know’ when January signing will return from ‘significant injury’ despite his surgery on broken foot going well 

  • Kieran Trippier is expected to miss the remainder of the campaign with injury
  • The right-back has transformed Newcastle’s form since arriving in January 
  • He scored in the wins over Everton and Aston Villa before hurting his metatarsal
  • Newcastle manager Eddie Howe said the injury was a ‘big blow’ to the club











Newcastle full-back Kieran Trippier has undergone surgery to repair his fractured metatarsal and is now facing a fight to be fit before the end of the season.

The 31-year-old England defender, a £12million January signing from Atletico Madrid, broke a bone in his left foot after scoring the only goal in last Sunday’s 1-0 Premier League win over Aston Villa, their third in succession since his arrival.

Head coach Eddie Howe said: ‘He has his operation yesterday and that went well, so that was good news. I don’t know at this moment in time how long he’s going to be out.

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Newcastle’s Kieran Trippier could be out for the rest of the season with a fractured metatarsal

Coach Eddie Howe said it was a 'significant injury' and did not know when he would return

Coach Eddie Howe said it was a ‘significant injury’ and did not know when he would return

‘We hope to have him back before the end of the season, but it’s obviously a significant injury, which is a big blow to us because he was performing so well.’

Trippier has made a huge impact since his arrival at St James’ Park, scoring in each of his last two league games and bringing new leadership to the relegation-threatened club.

Pressed on how long he could be missing, Howe added: ‘We hope to see him before the end of the season, but in terms of a definitive time, no. We’re going to have to see how his early rehab goes. 

Trippier scored the only goal in Newcastle's win over Aston Villa before suffering the injury

Trippier scored the only goal in Newcastle’s win over Aston Villa before suffering the injury

‘As I said, the operation was a success, but it’s an opportunity now for someone else to step up in his place.

‘But sadly, we’re going to miss his leadership skills on the pitch and everything that he was delivering for us. 

“He’s scored two goals in the last two games which have been defining moments for us, but we’re confident we have enough quality in the squad to cover.

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