Newcastle boss Steve Bruce ‘grateful’ that no lasting damage was done to Jamal Lewis’ eye following Yves Bissouma’s horror challenge in the Brighton defeat, while Allan Saint-Maximin could be fit to take on Tottenham after limping
- Allan Saint-Maximin limped off after aggravating an ankle problem
- Jamal Lewis was cut in a challenge that led to Yves Bissouma’s red
- Steve Bruce spoke ahead of their Carabao Cup match in Morecambe
- But he’s not worried about either injury, but both will miss Wednesday’s game
Newcastle head coach Steve Bruce has revealed that injured duo Allan Saint-Maximin and Jamal Lewis suffered no lasting damage in Sunday’s 3-0 Premier League defeat to Brighton.
Frenchman Saint-Maximin limped off before halftime after exacerbating an ankle problem, while £ 13.5m summer gain at Lewis was cut in a challenge that led to Yves Bissouma’s late resignation.
At his pre-game press conference prior to the third round of the Carabao Cup to Morecambe on Wednesday night, Bruce said: ‘Saint-Maximin had a scan on his ankle. He’s tweaked it and twisted it, but we don’t think it’s that serious.
Steve Bruce is grateful that no lasting damage was done to Jamal Lewis over the summer
Lewis received a cut in a challenge that led to the late firing of Yves Bissouma
‘We think he won’t make it tomorrow, but he has a chance before Sunday.
We were concerned about Jamal’s eye, but that seems okay, even though it’s closed at the moment and has a cut above it. He will not participate in the cup match, but fortunately there is no permanent damage. ‘
Bruce made 10 changes in the last round for the 1-0 win over Blackburn and will take a similar approach this time.
He said, ‘We all need to look at the situation and rotate a bit. Now we have a team of players where we can choose another XI.
“We choose a team that I hope is good and strong enough to get us into the next round.”
Allan Saint-Maximin stumbled away before half time with a worsening ankle problem
But while he will miss Wednesday’s game, he could be able to take on Tottenham on Sunday