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Dubravka injury spells danger for Newcastle United

Another injury blow to Newcastle United, but it’s on the opposite side of the field this time.

Newcastle United Training Session Photo by Serena Taylor/Newcastle United via Getty Images

Newcastle United goalkeeper Martin Dubravka is out for “several weeks” with a heel injury that will sideline him for the beginning of Newcastle United’s 2020/2021 Premier League season. This is an incredible blow to Newcastle United.

Newcastle has already suffered another injury at the opposite end of the field with Dwight Gayle going down with an injury. He, too, is expected to miss time.

Dubravka last season recorded 140 saves, 11 clean sheets, and conceded 58 goals. Widely regarded as the reason Newcastle can remain competitive in matches, he will likely be replaced for the time being by Karl Darlow who has been featured in the behind closed door friendlies.

This doesn’t just come as unfortunate news for Newcastle United, despite our devastation at Dubravka’s impending absence, Slovakia will be out its top keeper for the UEFA Cup of Nations.

Karl Darlow has not played a Premier League match for Newcastle United since 2017/2018. A mainstay in Newcastle United’s return from the Championship he was replaced upon the arrival of Martin Dubravka. This will be an opportunity for Darlow to attempt to reestablish himself as a Premier League worthy keeper, so it will be interesting to see how he holds up.

Our season is just shaping up to be a really good one guys, I can’t wait to see who gets injured next and watch our depth dwindle and dwindle until it no longer exists and we’re using our U-21 squad to supplement the lack of Premier League quality players we have on this squad. We still lack a worthy backup to Isaac Hayden, we do not have a new left-back, and our striking corps has been relegated to Andy Carroll, Yoshinori Muto, and Joelinton.

Newcastle has quite the problem right now, and I’m not sure how they’re going to solve it.

Oh wait, that could be solved by spending money in the transfer market.