Newcastle United face injury crisis
Newcastle United are facing a potential injury crisis after Davide Santon pulled up with a thigh problem during Italy U21’s preparation for their games against Russia and Ukraine.
The Magpies left-back failed to complete training on Tuesday after he experienced pain down his left leg. He is due to undergo tests today, reports the Daily Mail.
This will concern Alan Pardew greatly, as he has already lost the services of Mathieu Debuchy and Massadio Haidara through injury.
This may leave the Magpies exposed down the flanks, and they may have to recall on loan Paul Dummett to cover the loss of the trio.
The Azzurrini play two friendlies in the lead up the European Under-21 Championships in June.
They play Russia in Cittadella on Friday March 22, and Ukraine in Bassano del Grappa on Monday March 25.
Santon has been a vital part of the Toon defence, and had played in 30 Premier League games this season. He scored his first career goal in the 2-1 loss against Wigan Athletic.
The 21-year-old was signed from Inter Milan in the summer of 2010/2011, and has since cemented his place on the flanks of Alan Pardew’s defence.