Newcastle fans have taken to Twitter to react after Florian Lejeune suffered a serious injury in the 1-0 loss to Crystal Palace at St James’ Park.
The issue, which appears to be a damaged cruciate ligament, is not the first severe knee injury that the Frenchman has endured throughout his time on Tyneside.
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Lejeune came into the current season with an injury to his right knee after damaging it in pre-season, and only returned to training back in October – now, however, he looks set for another spell on the sidelines with damage to his other knee.
The extent of his injury remains to be seen, although Magpies boss Rafa Benitez did little to sugarcoat matters when he said that: “It seems bad”.
The former Eibar defender left the pitch on a stretcher to round off a truly miserable day for the club, and many Newcastle fans on Twitter have been sharing their sympathies with the unfortunate 27-year-old…
Understand Lejeune has suffered serious damage to cruciate ligament and faces another lengthy spell on the sidelines. Tough luck on him and completes a miserable day for #NUFC
— Luke Edwards (@LukeEdwardsTele) April 6, 2019
Absolute gutter that. At least he won’t be sold in the summer now though.
Trying to look on the bright side
— Steve McKenna (@SteveMcKenna_) April 6, 2019
Dreadful news. Wishing him a swift recovery. He clearly worked very hard to get back in the game after his last injury.
— Will Hamilton (@Skumbo75) April 6, 2019
Worse than the defeat this, absolutely gutted
— Alan_G_Shaw (@Alan_G_Shaw) April 6, 2019
This lads a quality player but has had horrendous luck with injuries since his first game. Will be seriously missed and hope he can come back from it.
— Paul Gordon (@pag1953) April 6, 2019
Devastating not only for us, but more importantly him.
To have one major injury is bad, but to have two similar in such a short space of time.. hope he fully recovers AGAIN and comes back just as strong.
— John-Paul French (@JPF1130) April 7, 2019
Feel so so sorry for him, wish him a speedy recovery and hope every nufc fans will be behind him, support him 🙁
— Sze (@NUFCSze) April 7, 2019
Thoughts are with him. Such a talented player, was at city once so says it all. Those injuries are hard to come back from and to keep from reoccurring
— Adam Tynemouth (@AdamTynemouth92) April 6, 2019
He’s been so unlucky with injuries. Genuinely gutted for him, and us.
— Waffle F.C. (@JimmyWaff) April 6, 2019