After playing Manchester United, Nick Pope dislocated his shoulder.
A serious injury to his shoulder will keep Nick Pope out of commission for four to five months, The Telegraph reports.
“Initial assessments” suggest that he will probably miss a considerable period of action and make a comeback later in the season, according to their report.
The 31-year-old’s dislocated shoulder forced Martin Dubravka to step in for the final five minutes of Saturday night’s 1-0 triumph over Manchester United.
Pope had previously experienced shoulder pain. With the same issue, he was noticeably gone from Burnley for five months, suggesting that he would not return until April or May.
We will hope that Dubravka can step in for Eddie Howe in his absence and carry on where Pope left off, since no goalie in the Premier League has preserved more clean sheets this season than he has. This is a serious setback for Howe.
Newcastle United boss Eddie Howe revealed that he will be missing Nick Pope for a few weeks after what looked to be a shoulder dislocation.
After landing awkwardly, the England international looked to have broken his left shoulder. He was left sitting on the ground, desperately in need of medical attention. Referee Robert Jones had to halt play after a little while in order to tend to the hurt custodian.
Eddie Howe expressed concern over the injury to TNT Sport, saying, “We will get it checked out and hopefully he will be back soon. I don’t know if he will need an operation or not.”
“If he is sidelined for an extended period of time, that will be a severe setback to us. Although it appeared harmless, that is typically how things work out and they are typically the more serious ones. He appeared to have dislocated his shoulder simply by diving, and you could tell he was in pain.
Pope was reluctant to continue playing, so Martin Dubravka had to step in. He helped Newcastle United overcome Manchester United 1-0 and keep a clean sheet.