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Preston North End v Newcastle United - Pre Season Friendly
Breaking Ankles and screwing up his own Hamstring
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After yesterday’s 1-3 win over VFL Wolfsburg where many positives such as Mitro scoring a goal, Merino having an impressive debut, and the return of Jamal Lascelles; there was also a big negative that is leaving a lasting impact that is overshadowing all the good that came from the game.

Rafa Benitez in his post interview with NUFC TV confirmed that first team Right Back, Deandre Yedlin, will likely be out 2 or 3 more weeks due to injury. This of course means that Yedlin will not be playing against his former club Spurs on August 13th.

Rafa had this to say during his interview with NUFC TV when asked the status of the Fullback.

“We have to wait.

“We think two or three weeks he will be out, that is the feeling.”

Against Mainz over the weekend, Yedlin came off after less than half an hour of play. After that game Rafa informed the press that he took Yedlin off due to a hamstring injury. Rafa at that point admitted he did not know how serious the injury was, so fans were left in the dark into as to when the young American would return.

We of course now know that Yedlin’s injury is a little more serious than we thought. For the time being, it seems as if Atletico signing Javier Manquillo will be starting in his place. Manquillo started against Wolfsburg and got fans excited at the fact that we may have gotten a bargain signing for a future star. He did not do anything particularly special, he played his game and he played it well. This game proved what we already suspected, he did not get forward that often, but was solid at the back. Will that play style be enough to give Newcastle a chance against Spurs? You let us know.

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