Newcastle United Goalkeeper Nick Pope Requires Shoulder Surgery
English and Newcastle United goalkeeper, Nick Pope, is set to undergo shoulder surgery after sustaining an injury during the closing stages of their recent 1-0 victory against Manchester United. The 31-year-old shot-stopper suffered the injury while making a diving save.
Manager Eddie Howe expressed his concern for Pope’s recovery, especially with important upcoming games for the team and next summer’s European Championships on the horizon. Despite this setback, Howe remains hopeful that Pope could make a return before the Euros.
“He’s naturally feeling down because we have crucial matches ahead and he had high hopes for the Euros,” said Howe. “It’s another strange injury for us to deal with, but there’s still a chance he could be back in action sooner than expected.”
The extent of Pope’s absence from the pitch is estimated to be around four months as he requires surgery and subsequent rehabilitation.
This latest blow adds to Newcastle United’s list of unfortunate injuries this season, leaving them with further challenges to overcome. However, they remain optimistic about achieving success despite these setbacks.
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