Kieran Trippier breaks silence on his Newcastle United injury blow

Newcastle United star Kieran Trippier has spoken for the first time since the news broke over a fracture in his left foot.

Kieran Trippier has addressed his foot injury, which is set to keep him out of action for a number of weeks.

The 31-year-old scored the winner in the Magpies’ 1-0 victory against Aston Villa on Sunday but his afternoon came to a premature end 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.

It was confirmed by Newcastle on Monday morning that Trippier had indeed fractured the fifth metatarsal in his left foot.

No timescale has been put on the England right-back’s recovery, with conflicting reports suggesting six to 11-and-a-half weeks.

Either way, Trippier has vowed to return at the earlier opportunity as United look to secure their Premier League status.

Kieran Trippier’s message

Posting on Instagram, Trippier said: “It’s really frustrating to have picked up the injury in yesterday’s win. We’ve built some momentum and long may that continue.

“Injuries are a part of football and I will remain positive, work as hard as I can on my rehab to be back fit as quickly as possible playing in front of you fans.

“For the coming weeks, I will offer any help that I can and be supporting our great club in every way possible.

“Thank you all for your very kind messages of support!”