Newcastle have confirmed that Kieran Trippier suffered a broken foot in their win against Aston Villa at St James’ Park.
Newcastle moved four points clear of the relegation zone with a crucial 1-0 home victory over Villa on Sunday. Trippier was the match-winner as he fired home an unstoppable 35th-minute free-kick, but he was forced off early in the second half due to a foot injury.
A Newcastle statement on Monday said scans showed a fracture to the fifth metatarsal in his left foot.
Trippier, 31, has made a significant impression since joining from Atletico Madrid. He has scored free-kicks in successive wins over Everton and Villa to help lift Newcastle four points clear of the relegation zone.