Date: 12th August 2018 at 10:45am
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A section of Newcastle United fans have taken to Twitter to express their worry after defender DeAndre Yedlin sustained an apparent knee injury during their opening 2-1 defeat to Tottenham.

The right-back landed awkwardly on his knee following a challenge for the ball in the corner of the pitch, with the player looking to be in pain for a period of time.

The USA international was helped off the pitch, but boss Rafa Benitez was unable to make anymore substitutions after already making three – meaning that the Magpies were down to ten players in the latter stages of the match.

Reacting to the first-team blow, one fan even said that his injury was a “disaster.”

Nothing but Newcastle has rounded up some of the best tweets below:

OPINION

Rafa Benitez will certainly regret not bringing in any full-back cover now Yedlin has picked up an injury in their season opener. He will now need to turn to players with a lack of experience to cover him in the next game against Cardiff. It is not surprising that the United fans are worried about the injury, especially as Yedlin had a decent game at right back for the Magpies. That hard work will now be undone, and as one fan put it, his injury made ‘an otherwise decent start feel so terrible.’ Benitez will be pleased with his team’s overall performance despite the defeat, but Yedlin’s injury has somewhat tainted it. The Spaniard will now feel the full effect of not splashing the cash on full-back cover this summer, as he now only has Paul Dummett, Javier Manquillo and the rarely-used Achraf Lazaar as options to fill the role temporarily. This injury has left Newcastle widely exposed at right-back – and they only have Mike Ashley to blame.