According to an update on Twitter by Sky Sports reporter Keith Downie, Newcastle United will have to fare without left-backs Jetro Willems and Paul Dummett for the rest of the season – prompting some Magpies supporters to go into meltdown on social media.
Willems, who has started 18 Premier League games for the Magpies this season, was taken off with an injury just 15 minutes into Newcastle’s dramatic 1-0 home win over Chelsea – meanwhile, Paul Dummett has also been rocked with a tendon injury (the Chronicle) that could see him miss the rest of the campaign as well.
Steve Bruce’s shortage of left-back options has now potentially hit crisis mode, with both men seemingly playing a crucial part in the team before their absences. The Dutchman, on loan from Eintracht Frankfurt, amassed 1.9 tackles and 2 clearances per game while scoring two goals and assisting two others, as per WhoScored.com. Meanwhile, Dummett averaged 3.8 clearances and 1.7 tackles from centre back.
As a result, Newcastle fans have been enquiring over what to do surrounding the injury crisis – find all of their best comments down below.
— John Ryan (@RyanerJohn) January 20, 2020
— holly (@hollynufc) January 20, 2020
Get someone in asap
— GlennO (@glenn2502) January 20, 2020
does that mean we have to rule out a permanent deal for Willems?
— Joe🔳 (@nufcjoe_) January 20, 2020
We need to sign a left wing back then…
— Dazza (@NUFC_DazzaD) January 20, 2020
Just as well we replaced Santon all those years ago………. pic.twitter.com/1TlXZSzmMo
— Chris grievaaa (@chrisgreva) January 20, 2020
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