Newcastle Captain Jamaal Lascelles Sidelined for Extended Period

Newcastle United’s captain, Jamaal Lascelles, is facing a significant spell on the sidelines after scans revealed that he requires surgery on a knee injury. Lascelles, who ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during Saturday’s match against West Ham, is expected to be out for “six to nine months.”

The 30-year-old defender will undergo surgery next week, adding to Newcastle’s defensive woes following a similar injury suffered by fellow centre-back Sven Botman earlier this month. Lascelles was forced off the pitch just 17 minutes into Saturday’s game, which ended in a 4-3 victory for Newcastle at St James’ Park.

In addition to Lascelles and Botman, Newcastle has been plagued by injuries throughout the season, with several key players sidelined. The likes of Tino Livramento, Emil Krafth, and Miguel Almiron also sustained injuries during Saturday’s match, further complicating matters for the team.

The injury crisis extends beyond the defensive line, with England goalkeeper Nick Pope, Brazil midfielder Joelinton, and Three Lions striker Callum Wilson all facing extended spells on the sidelines due to various injuries.

Furthermore, Lewis Miley and Kieran Trippier are also unavailable due to injuries, while Anthony Gordon will serve a one-match ban following his dismissal against West Ham.

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