Injury analyst reveals how long Newcastle United could miss Kieran Trippier for - and it’s not good news

Newcastle United star Kieran Trippier could be longer than the reported six weeks after fracturing a bone in his left foot.

Newcastle United could be without star right-back Kieran Trippier for the next 80 days.

That’s according to Premier Injuries analyst Ben Dinnery after it was confirmed the 31-year-old had fractured the fifth metatarsal in his left foot.

Trippier scored the winner in the Magpies’ 1-0 victory against Aston Villa on Sunday afternoon before limping off on 48 minutes.

He headed straight to the Royal Victoria Infirmary hospital, situated just 600 yards away from St James’ Park, to undergo an x-ray whilst the match was ongoing.

Trippier returned to the stadium half an hour after full-time to speak to head coach Eddie Howe on crutches and wearing a protected boot.

Newcastle then released a statement on Monday morning informing supporters of Trippier’s foot fracture, though the club did not issue a timeframe for his recovery.

Potential timescale - based on previous data

The initial understanding was Trippier would likely be out for up to six weeks - missing fixtures against West Ham, Brentford, Brighton, Chelse, Crystal Palace and Tottenham.

However, Dinnery believes the timescale could increase to 80 days, i.e 11-and-a-half weeks, based on previous data.

Dinnery tweeted: Newcastle confirming Kieran Trippier fractured his fifth metatarsal.

“Early fixation (surgery) can ensure quicker healing and a faster Return-to-Play.

“@PremierInjuries data collected over the previous 10+ years indicates that the average RTP is around 80 days.”

Should that turn out to be the case, Trippier won’t return until the remaining three games of the campaign versus Manchester City, Arsenal and Burnley.

It’d be a massive blow for United’s Premier League survival hopes with top scorer Callum Wilson also on a similar timeframe following his calf injury.

Howe side’s haven’t lost a league game since Trippier arrived from Atletico Madrid - winning three, where two clean sheets have been recorded, and drawing two.

But as well as his ability on the pitch, it is his leadership skills that Newcastle will miss too.

Howe isn’t due to speak to the media until Friday before travelling to West Ham United, so fans may be waiting a little while longer to learn a definite timescale.

United are four points above the relegation zone.