Newcastle United Receive Yoann Gouffran Injury Boost

St James’ Park striker did not break leg in defeat at Tottenham.

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Newcastle United have received an injury boost after it emerged French striker Yoan Gouffran did not break his leg in the club’s 2-1 defeat at Tottenham on Saturday.

Gouffran left the White Hart Lane pitch on a stretcher with his leg in a splint and needing oxygen after suffering a gash in an innocuous challenge with Tottenham defender Kyle Walker during the second-half.

It was feared that Gouffran, who had scored his first goal for Newcastle in the opening half to level Gareth Bale’s opener, could have broken his leg as a result of the collision with Walker, whose leg followed through after clearing the ball.

But Newcastle have released a statement with the news that x-rays have shown not break of 26-year-old Gouffran’s leg although the full extent of his injury is still unknown.

A club statement read: “Newcastle United are pleased to report that a precautionary X-ray has shown that Yoan Gouffran has not broken his right leg.

“The French forward was stretchered off during the second half of Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur, and Gouffran will be further assessed on Sunday by the club’s medical staff.”

Gouffran joined Newcastle in the January transfer window in a cut price £1.2million deal from Bordeaux, who opted to sell him with six months remaining on his contract rather than lose him for free in the summer.

He signed a four-and-a-half year contract on Tyneside and has played in all three games for Newcastle since signing for the club.

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