Newcastle United supervisor Eddie Howe has revealed the damage sustained by Nick Pope is a suspected dislocated shoulder.
The England goalkeeper needed to be assisted off the pitch within the latter levels of Saturday evening’s 1-0 win over Manchester United at st James’ Park after he went to the bottom in some discomfort.
The 31-year-old was changed by Martin Dubravka within the 86th minute of the match because the Magpies leapt as much as fifth within the Premier League desk due to Anthony Gordon’s second-half tap-in.
“It is going to be a large blow for us if he’s dominated out for any size of time,” Howe informed TNT Sports activities after the full-time whistle.
“It regarded actually innocuous, however that’s often the way in which and they’re usually the extra critical ones. You could possibly see he was in misery and it regarded like he dislocated his shoulder simply diving.
“Martin Dubravka got here on in a difficult scenario with 10 minutes to go, slender lead. which isn’t good for a goalkeeper, so I’ve to go with him for doing so nicely.”
Pope‘s damage provides to Newcastle’s already lengthy listing of stricken gamers, with 9 gamers on the therapy desk heading into the sport towards Man United.
The absence of their first-choice goalkeeper will additional stretch Howe’s paper skinny squad forward of a congested winter schedule which incorporates key matches towards AC Milan and Tottenham Hotspur within the subsequent week.
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