Early in the game, Jamaal Lascelles reacted brilliantly to chase down a released Callum Wilson. Jamaal was able to catch the striker as they then both jockeyed for position.
As it became clear that Jamaal had won the battle, Wilson gave him a shove in the back that sent him straight into a prone Martin Dubravka.
As he collided with Dubravka, Jamaal injured his right knee while Martin was left sprawled out on the pitch.
Both players received treatment but were able to continue. However, fifteen minutes later Lascelles would have to come off to be replaced by Paul Dummett.
We now must play the waiting game to find out how severe the injury is. The fact that he was able to run around a bit and walk off under his own power signals that it should not be a serious issue.
Steve Bruce also spoke about his captain’s injury after the match and did not seem too concerned:
“I’ll not know until the relevant scans, but for him to come off?
“He’s walked off, so we don’t think he’s too serious, but until the relevant scans and X-rays and all the rest of it, then we’ll not no much until Monday, Tuesday.”
The Chronicle are reporting that Lascelles left the stadium on crutches with a brace on his right leg. He will be assessed by medical staff this weekend, but as Bruce said, they may not have any information on the condition of the knee until early next week.
Jamaal has been a mainstay at the back for Newcastle since being handed the captain’s armband in 2016. He’s started at least 30 games in the Premier League over the past two seasons as well as all 12 games this term.
While Jamaal was spotted with crutches, the early indications are that it’s just a knock. However, Fabian Schar has missed the last three games with what was said to be a minor knee problem.
At this point, it’s hard to speculate if Jamaal will miss any games. But we anticipate that Jamaal will be ready for the trip to Aston Villa in two weeks.
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