Nick Pope will not be available for Newcastle’s trip to Everton on Thursday.
Nick Pope, the goalkeeper for Newcastle United, is expected to miss their trip to Goodison Park on Thursday due to a possible dislocated shoulder.
The England international was hurt late in the game as the Magpies defeated Manchester United 1-0 at St. James’ Park on Saturday. He landed awkwardly while diving. Pope cautiously left the field and was replaced quickly by Martin Dubravka with assistance from Newcastle’s medical staff.
After the game, manager Eddie Howe stated that he believes Pope’s apparent serious injury—which is a “massive blow” for his already injured team—will keep him out of the game for some time. Newcastle’s top player might be sidelined until the end of January due to this problem.
After the game, Howe told reporters, “It will be a massive blow for us if he is ruled out for any length of time,” as reported by the Chronicle. “Although it appeared quite innocent, that is typically how things work and they are typically the more serious ones.
It was evident that he was in pain, and it appeared that he had dislocated his shoulder while diving. With ten minutes remaining and a slim lead, Martin Dubravka entered the game in a precarious position. which is not good for a goalie, so I have to give him credit for his performance.
“Nick has successfully undergone surgery on it previously and recovered. However, I have no idea what the future has in store for him. I also don’t know if he will require surgery, so we will have it looked at and cross our fingers that he returns soon.”Following their own Saturday night triumph over Nottingham Forest, Everton will host Newcastle at Goodison Park on Thursday. Later in the month, they will play Chelsea, Burnley, Tottenham, and Manchester City.