NEWCASTLE, England (AP) — Newcastle defender Sven Botman was dominated out for as much as 9 months on Thursday after sustaining…

NEWCASTLE, England (AP) — Newcastle defender Sven Botman was dominated out for as much as 9 months on Thursday after sustaining a severe knee damage.

The Netherlands middle again injured his ACL within the 2-0 loss to Manchester City within the FA Cup quarterfinals on Saturday.

“He is anticipated to return to motion inside six to 9 months,” Newcastle stated.

Botman missed almost three months within the first half this season due to a knee damage however elected on the time for a non-surgical rehabilitation plan.

His newest damage is an enormous blow to Newcastle’s hopes of qualifying for a European competitors for subsequent season. The workforce is in tenth place, 4 factors behind West Ham in seventh.

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