Date: 2nd September 2019 at 4:46pm
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centre back Florian Lejeune could step up his recovery from an ACL this week, according to injury analyst Ben Dinnery.

Dinnery revealed the news on his personal Twitter account on Monday, claiming that Lejeune will advance his comeback if he gets the all-clear from a specialist.

The Frenchman suffered the injury in early April against , the second major knee injured he had suffered within the past 12 months.

OPINION

This is phenomenal news for and for Lejeune personally. He has shown unbelievable courage and determination to battle back from two successive serious knee injuries, and is now seemingly on the verge of taking a big step forward in his comeback. It’s truly remarkable to witness his mental fortitude and his ability to bounce back from adversity. There are plenty of players who would have thrown the towel in or felt sorry for themselves, but not Lejeune. He has simply worked hard and faced the challenge of making another comeback head on. Hopefully he does get the all-clear from the specialist this week and will be able to move forward with his recovery. The 28-year-old is a key player for this Newcastle side when he’s fit, a centre back who can do a little bit of everything. When he, and Fabian Schar play together at the back then the look pretty solid. The sooner he’s back the better.