Newcastle dealt Trippier blow after England defender suffers fractured foot
Newcastle right-back Kieran Trippier is set for a spell on the sidelines after fracturing his foot.
Trippier, 31, was the first of five January arrivals in the first transfer window under the club's Saudi Arabia-backed ownership. Dan Burn, Matt Targett, Bruno Guimaraes and Chris Wood also signed for Eddie Howe's team.
The England international was forced off in the second half of the Magpies' 1-0 win over Aston Villa, having scored what turned out to be the winning goal from a free-kick in the 35th minute.
It was Trippier's second Newcastle goal after he netted in the 3-1 win over Everton on Tuesday. Howe's side have now won three Premier League matches in a row and are now fourth points clear of the bottom three.
Newcastle have released a statement confirming that a scan conducted after full-time has revealed that Trippier has fractured a bone in his left foot.
However, no timescale has been placed on his return. The statement said: "Trippier is set to be sidelined for the club's upcoming fixtures after fracturing a bone in his foot during Sunday's 1-0 victory over Aston Villa.
"The 31-year-old scored the game's only goal at St James' Park to help the Magpies to a third successive Premier League win, but had to be substituted early in the second half after sustaining a foot injury.
"Trippier underwent an X-ray immediately after the game and scans have shown a fracture to the fifth metatarsal bone in his left foot.
"Everyone at the club wishes Kieran a speedy recovery."
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