Newcastle United confirmed on Wednesday that DeAndre Yedlin had not picked up a serious knee injury in the clash with Tottenham Hotspur at St James’ Park last weekend.
Yedlin was forced off against Spurs with a knee problem, and it had initially been feared that the United States international would have to spend months on the sidelines.
However, Newcastle announced earlier this week that the right-back had escaped any long-term damage, and could even face Cardiff City in the Premier League this weekend.
The Newcastle fans have been reacting to the news on social media, and it would be fair to say that they were pleased with the update.
That said, some of the club’s supporters were looking forward to academy product Jamie Sterry potentially being given a chance in Yedlin’s absence.
It remains to be seen whether the 5ft 8in ace will be in the team this weekend, but the news surrounding the 25-year-old has gone down very well indeed.
A selection of the Twitter reaction from the Newcastle fans can be seen below:
Whew! It looked real bad whwn it happened.
— Danny Roberts ⚽️⚽️🥅🥅🏒🏒 (@dannyr302) August 15, 2018
— Nick French (@NickFrenchNUFC) August 15, 2018
So incredible to hear. Awesome news. Good luck DeAndre
— Love MLS (@radudumls) August 15, 2018
Great news but can he ask Ashley where the money has gone
— Sparky (@Madmagsparky) August 15, 2018
that is a positive!!
— NixaMattR (@NixaMattR) August 15, 2018
It looked like a hyperextension at first glance, great news that he’s fit to play.
— John S. (@jr_chillin550) August 15, 2018
— Jon Ewing (@TheEwing9) August 15, 2018