Revealed! The games Javier Manquillo will miss for Newcastle United after injury versus Aston Villa
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Newcastle United are set to be without Javier Manquillo for the next two weeks.
Kieran Trippier withdrew early in the second-half and an x-ray later confirmed the England international had suffered a fractured bone in his left foot.
A return date for Trippier is yet to be confirmed, though worst-case scenario is he won’t return until the remaining few games of the campaign.
Manquillo’s injury not as bad as first feared
United also lost Manquillo, starting at left-back in place of the ineligible Matt Targett, against Villa after needing to be replaced by Paul Dummett on the brink of half-time.
Manquillo tried to continue from a painful-looking tangle with Emi Buendia but couldn’t as Eddie Howe lost both of his full-backs that started the game.
When revealed on Monday that Trippier had broken the fifth metatarsal in his foot, questions immediately turned to when Manquillo will return.
Manquillo is the obvious choice to step in for Trippier at right-back but it’ll be two weeks before he is available for selection again, NewcastleWorld understands.
The early suggestion from Howe was Manquillo had suffered ankle ligament damage, so a fortnight on the sidelines is far from first feared.
What games will Manquillo miss?
He’ll miss games away at West Ham United and Brentford before hopefully returning for the match against Brighton and Hove Albion on March 5.
Who will play at right-back with Manquillo & Trippier missing?
The absence of Trippier and Manquillo is likely to see Emil Krafth given a run in the starting XI.
The Sweden international was substituted on for Trippier and played the final 42 minutes of the win over Villa.
Jacob Murphy, a winger by trade, could also be considered having played a right-wing back role previously.