Newcastle United's Florian Lejeune posts injury update on Twitter, some fans respond

Florian Lejeune of Newcastle United (20)   arrives for the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Crystal Palace at St. James Park on April 06, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne,...

The Magpies defender has been unfortunate with injuries this Premier League season.

United player Florian Lejeune in action during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Crystal Palace at St. James Park on April 06, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United...

Newcastle United defender Florian Lejeune has taken to Twitter to provide a positive fitness update which has been received very well by the Toon Army.

The French centre-back suffered a knee injury during April's defeat to Crystal Palace, just months after returning from another long-term absence with a similar issue.

Lejeune had to be carried off on a stretcher after hurting his left knee in a clash with Andros Townsend, the club deeming it a "significant" injury.

 

The 27-year-old, who joined the club in 2017 from Spanish club Eibar, has made just 12 Premier League appearances this season (Transfermarkt) but has been superb at the back when available.

As such, his Twitter message in which he spoke of his rehabilitation, which seems to be going ahead of schedule, and love for the Newcastle fans was very good news indeed:

Here are some responses from the Magpies faithful on the social media platform:

Newcastle found themselves battling against relegation for much of the 2018-19 campaign but under the stewardship of Rafael Benitez they rallied round to finish 13th in the Premier League table this season.

Florian Lejeune of Newcastle United (20)   arrives for the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Crystal Palace at St. James Park on April 06, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne,...

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