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Lejeune - Surgery went well

17th April 2019, 19:30 by Tom Hill

Newcastle centre-back Florian Lejeune has announced his operation has been a success after he went under the knife in Italy.

The Frenchman is set to be on the sidelines until October after suffering another knee injury during the 1-0 defeat against Crystal Palace.

Lejuene has been plagued by injuries this season after injuring his other knee in pre-season. He was ruled out for five months before returning and making 12 appearances in the top flight.

The 27-year-old is now set to undergo an intense rehabilitation programme but has reassured fans after he travelled to Italy.

He posted on social media: "My operation went well, now it's time to be patient, work hard and come back stronger."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Tom Hill offers a strong insight into football and rugby league, whilst also having a good knowledge of several other sports including boxing, horse racing and American Football.

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