Devastating Injury Update From Steve Bruce

Steve Bruce has given his press conference this morning, and the news is quite dire on the injury front.

Matt Ritchie has suffered ligament damage to his right ankle from the Hamza Choudhury tackle on Wednesday. He will be out for up to two months. The news gets even worse as Jetro Willems, who also left Wednesday’s match with an injury, is a doubt for the Watford match.

If Willems can’t make the team tomorrow, we suppose that Paul Dummett will have to play left Wing-back. This is not where Paul’s strength lies as he has been outstanding on the left side of a back three. However, the local lad will come in and do a job if need be.

It also looks like Allan Saint-Maximin will be out for at least the next three weeks with his hamstring injury. With next week being an international break, he could only miss tomorrow’s game and the Liverpool one on September 14th.

Bruce also said that both Miguel Almiron and Emil Krafth will be assessed at training today, but both are still suffering from knocks. Almiron has an ankle problem while Krafth sustained a thigh strain against Leicester on Wednesday.

This is some terrible news for Matt Ritchie who has been an ever-present sight in our squad for the past three seasons. His passion and leadership will definitely be missed.

It does look like Joelinton will be fine after suffering a slight groin injury against Tottenham.

There is further news on the striker front as well as Andy Carroll is in line to make the squad for the game at Anfield on September 14th. However, Dwight Gayle is not making any progress with his calf injury and had to see another specialist yesterday.

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