Injury boost for St James’ Park club.
Newcastle United have revealed that French striker Yoan Gouffran did not break his leg in the 2-1 defeat at Tottenham on Saturday following x-rays.
Gouffran, who had scored to equalise Gareth Bale’s opener at White Hart Lane, received a gash to his leg after a challenge with Tottenham right-back Kyle Walker during the second-half of the Premier League game.
The Frenchman left the White Hart Lane pitch on a stretcher with his leg in a splint and needing oxygen with the fear that he could have broken his leg.
But Newcastle have released a statement with the news that x-rays have shown not break of 26-year-old Gouffran’s leg although the full extent of his injury is still unknown.
A club statement read: “Newcastle United are pleased to report that a precautionary X-ray has shown that Yoan Gouffran has not broken his right leg. The French forward was stretchered off during the second half of Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur, and Gouffran will be further assessed on Sunday by the club’s medical staff.”
Gouffran joined Newcastle in the January transfer window in a cut price £1.2million deal from Bordeaux, who opted to sell him with six months remaining on his contract rather than lose him for free in the summer.
He signed a four-and-a-half year contract on Tyneside and has played in all three games for Newcastle since signing for the club.