Photo: Major Newcastle star leaves hospital on crutches with potential broken foot

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Another three points were hard-earned by Newcastle United against Aston Villa on Sunday.

St. James’ Park was rocking from start to finish, never more so when new signing, Kieran Trippier, despatched his second direct free-kick inside a week.

Unfortunately for the right-back, he had to be substituted early in the second half after being stamped on.

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Pictures would show him leaving hospital on crutches and wearing a protective boot, with the I paper going as far as to suggest that the player may well have broken his foot.

That would be a devastating blow to Eddie Howe given Newcastle’s current predicament.

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