Newcastle fans have been raving over their young academy man Sean Longstaff since he broke into their senior side. However, yesterday the midfielder only managed 45 minutes before being replaced by Mo Diame, and the Magpies were gutted when they heard that their 21-year-old fan favourite left the London Stadium on crutches.
Sean Longstaff leaving the ground on crutches #nufc
— Lee Ryder (@lee_ryder) 2 March 2019
As far as local lads at Newcastle go, they’ve had some quality players down the years and so far the fans are convinced that Longstaff is to be their next homegrown hero. In his time as a senior midfielder in the Premier League the impressive Geordie has starred in games against Tottenham and Manchester City and even scored his first league goal in the club’s recent 2-0 win over Burnley.
Consistency is the midfielder’s game and he’s yet to put in a below-par display in his eight games in the Premier League. However, he could now be set to face some time on the sidelines after coming off a lot worse from a 50-50 challenge with West Ham’s Robert Snodgrass. The youngster appeared to feel the full force of the tackle and only time will tell if it’s a serious blow or not.
You can read the Geordies’ thoughts on Longstaff’s injury here:
Yikes not great for the team but fortunately it's come at a time when we've got all of our other CMs back. Hopefully he'll be okay and recover quickly.
— Andrew Greener (@greener_andrew) March 2, 2019
He definitely came of worst in that challenge. Hope he recovers quickly and fights his way back into Midfield.
— james birch (@jamesbirch11) March 2, 2019
— Mark Pickard (@MarkyPickard) March 2, 2019
— Chris Whild (@whild13) March 2, 2019
Hopefully just a precaution. Was a heavy collision with snodgrass
— Shaun (@ShaunGrey22) March 2, 2019
Typical for us
— Mike Campbell (@mike24campbell) March 2, 2019
— Sam chapman (@nufcsam51) March 2, 2019
The Magpies couldn’t believe their luck when they heard the news of Longstaff’s injury and will be desperate for him to recover as soon as possible.