Newcastle United fans have taken to Twitter to wish Matt Ritchie a speedy recovery following an ankle injury sustained in the Magpies’ Carabao Cup clash with Leicester.
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The Scottish winger had to be taken off following Hamza Choudhury’s first half challenge in their penalty shoot-out cup loss, with the 30-year-old needing stitches in three places.
Despite the dangerous challenge, Foxes midfielder Choudhury managed to escape with no repercussions, but unfortunately the same could not be said for Ritchie who had to undergo minor ankle surgery.
A club statement read: “Following the successful surgery, it is hoped that Ritchie will be able to resume full training shortly and could return to first team action towards the end of this month.”
The former Bournemouth man has steadily become a fan favourite on Tyneside since his move to the club back in 2016, so supporters will be glad of the news he could be back in black and white at the end of October.
With the news coming in, Newcastle fans quickly took to social media to voice their best wishes to Ritchie:
Wishing you a speedy recovery
— Sandra Farn (@hockeymom41) 10 October 2019
Awful tackle he recieved
— Cathal Robinson (@CathalRobinson) October 10, 2019
Hope he comes back stronger.
Hamza choudhry should face action for his takle.
— Dheeraj Ahuja (@DheerajAfh) October 10, 2019
Wish you a speedy recovery
— Liam (@LiamNUFC1998) October 10, 2019
Get well soon Matt Ritchie. We need you back.
— Peter Dent (@PeterDent18) October 10, 2019
So need him back!
— Gary D (@Ginspiration10) October 10, 2019
Get back when your ready mate your vital to us getting up the league
— Billy prideaux (@Billyprideaux) October 10, 2019
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