DeAndre Yedlin was a part of the Newcastle United walking wounded on Wednesday in the club’s 3-0 loss to Leicester City. Yedlin came on at the end of the first half as an injury substitute for Jetro Willems. The team was already down 2-0 at the time and had to make two additional injury substitutes by the 46th minute leaving the club without any additional substitutes for the remainder of the game.
Having already used their full compliment of substitutes the team was forced to play with 10 men for the final 40 minutes of the match when Fabian Schar left with a hamstring injury. Yedlin’s hand was injured shortly thereafter but he was able to remain in the game.
#NUFC boss Steve Bruce has spoken to the press after today's defeat.— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) January 1, 2020
"We've lost four players in 15 minutes. It could have been five because we think [DeAndre] Yedlin has broken his hand. In all the years I've been involved I don't think I've known a 15 minutes like that." pic.twitter.com/fJO6Qp8NnH
While Yedlin’s injury didn’t prevent him from seeing out the end of Wednesday’s match he is reportedly doubtful for Saturday’s FA Cup fixture against Rochdale of League One. This would be the third injury that has caused Yedlin to miss time if he is indeed ruled out having already missed the opening six games of the season due to a groin strain and an additional four games due to a hip injury. It seems unlikely that the injury will keep Yedlin out for an extended time and the fluke nature should stem concerns about being “injury prone” but it has certainly been a rough start to the 2019-20 season for the USMNT right-back.