Lejeune ruled out for rest of the season
Newcastle United can confirm defender Florian Lejeune sustained a significant knee injury during Saturday’s game against Crystal Palace.
The 27-year-old was forced off on a stretcher during the second half at St James’ Park after injuring his left knee – not the knee injured during pre-season which saw him miss the start of the campaign.
Lejeune has been ruled out for the remainder of the current season and further updates on his recovery will be provided in due course.
The Frenchman had been ever-present for the Magpies in the Premier League since his return to action at the start of January, taking his 2018/19 tally to 13 appearances in all competitions.