Bad news for Newcastle v Bournemouth

Newcastle v Bournemouth

Newcastle United suffered a blow on Saturday afternoon against Bournemouth in the Premier League.

Rafa Benitez’s best defender, Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles, was forced off the pitch early in the second half because of an injury.

Lascelles was replaced by Ciaran Clark.

The 23-year-old England centre-half picked up a knock to his knee in the first half.

While the injury wasn’t bad enough to force the Newcastle out the game in the first half, he lasted less than ten minutes after the restart.

Newcastle fans will be hoping the Lascelles injury isn’t too bad.

After the international break, Newcastle return to Premier League action with an away match at Man United.

How Newcastle fans reacted to Lascelles’ injury

As soon as Benitez was forced into replacing Lascelles, Newcastle fans posted reactions on social media.

It’s clear to see just how valuable the defender is at St James’ Park.