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Newcastle captain Lascelles faces up to nine months out

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Newcastle centre-half Jamaal Lascelles has been ruled out for up to nine months after rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during yesterday’s 4-3 win over West Ham.

The former Nottingham Forest man went down 15 minutes into the game at St James’ Park and, despite carrying on initially, had to be replaced by Emil Krafth.

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A Newcastle statement read: “Newcastle United can confirm that club captain Jamaal Lascelles suffered a rupture to the ACL in his right knee during Saturday’s victory over West Ham United.

“After seeing a specialist consultant, he is expected to undergo surgery next week and will be out for 6-9 months.

“Everyone at NUFC extends their best wishes to Jamaal for a full and speedy recovery.”

News of Lascelles’ injury comes as a further blow to Newcastle as his fellow centre-half Sven Botman has also suffered a ruptured ACL and faces a similar spell on the sidelines.

Jon Fisher
Jon Fisher
Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.

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