‘French Connection Loading’ – Are Injured French Duo Close To A Return?

Florian Lejeune has tweeted the following picture of himself and Allan Saint-Maximin as they continue to recover from their injuries.

It was about three weeks ago when Steve Bruce said that both Florian and Andy Carroll would return to training in ‘two to three weeks.” Well, Andy made his return last week, so maybe we can expect to Florian back shortly as well.

There was a report in the Shields Gazette this morning that Allan Saint-Maximin and Matt Ritchie could be available next week at Leicester City.

We also saw that Dwight Gayle was spotted in full training today. This was a bit of a surprise as Steve Bruce indicated Dwight would be completely shut down due to his calf injury just last week.

The injury situation is starting to look a little brighter as these players get closer to making their returns. It’s looking like Bruce may get many of them back around the same time.

Andy Carroll, Dwight Gayle, and DeAndre Yedlin have all returned to training while Matt Ritchie, Allan Saint-Maximin, and Florian Lejeune are getting very close. That leaves Sean Longstaff, who was not pictured in training today; however, his ankle injury is not thought to be a serious one.

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