Newcastle had a historically bad day with injuries, and it’s affected their American right back.
DeAndre Yedlin may have broken his hand in the Magpies’ 3-0 loss to Leicester City on Wednesday, which saw the Magpies play almost a full half with 10 men despite not seeing a red card.
“In the next week or so we hope to get some back (but) we have 10 out of 22 outfield players injured,” he grumbled. “It’s horrendous.”
Newcastle used all three of their substitutions by the time the second half kicked off. Jonjo Shelvey, Javi Manquillo, and Jetro Willems limped off the pitch, and Fabian Schar joined them just after halftime.
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And it was worse than we knew, as Yedlin played through the pain despite his injury. The Magpies were already without Allan Saint-Maximin, Jamaal Lascelles, Ciaran Clark, Paul Dummett, and Matt Ritchie.
“It’s ludicrous, three players with hamstring injuries in a game and it’s because they have to play tired. I said before Christmas that the amount of games is ludicrous and this is the result.”
#NUFC boss Steve Bruce has spoken to the press after today's defeat.
"We've lost four players in 15 minutes. It could have been five because we think [DeAndre] Yedlin has broken his hand. In all the years I've been involved I don't think I've known a 15 minutes like that." pic.twitter.com/fJO6Qp8NnH
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) January 1, 2020