Photo confirms new Newcastle United injury blow ahead of Everton & Tottenham games

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Newcastle United goalkeeper Nick Pope has been spotted out and about since dislocating his shoulder.

Newcastle United goalkeeper Nick Pope has been pictured with his left arm in a sling as he prepares for a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

The Magpies beat Manchester United 1-0 at St James' Park on Saturday evening via Anthony Gordon's goal but their injury situation worsened after Pope's withdrawal in the 86th minute.

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Pope dived to his left when Sergio Reguilon's shot was blocked by Fabian Schar before immediately signalling for play to stop.

Newcastle United goalkeeper  Nick Pope. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)Newcastle United goalkeeper  Nick Pope. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Newcastle United goalkeeper Nick Pope. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images) | Getty Images

The 31-year-old's arm was held by Newcastle physios as he walked down the tunnel. Martin Dubravka replaced Pope for the remaining 10 minutes.

"It looks like he’s dislocated his shoulder," Eddie Howe said. "Such a strange thing really because he’d have made that dive thousands of times. It just looks like the arm’s kept going on the moist floor and his shoulder has come out of joint.

"We’re going to have to seek a specialist opinion and see what happens but it doesn't look good for him.”

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Howe will provide an official update when he speaks to the media on Wednesday ahead of the trip to Everton. But in the meantime, it's widely reported that Pope will be out for four to five months.

Pope was pictured by the Daily Mail in Wilmslow, Cheshire on Monday afternoon with his left arm supported in a sling.

The 10-time capped England international suffered a similar injury during his time at Burnley which ruled him out for five months between July 2018 and January 2019. 

The former Charlton Athletic man has missed just one Premier League match for Newcastle since joining from Burnley last year, keeping 25 clean sheets in 62 matches.

His lengthy absence will hand a rare opportunity to Dubravka with Loris Karius as back-up.

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