KENYA BROWN - Wednesday, August 15, 2018
There is a sigh of relief going around Newcastle United as DeAndre Yedlin's knee injury was diagnosed as "not serious" after he exited their English Premier League opening game over the weekend.
Newcastle reported the news on Wednesday that the right back has gone through an examination and underwent treatment and will return to training with the first team shortly.
The scary moment occured on Saturday when Yedlin was making a challenge for the ball against Tottenham Hotspur's Ben Davies. Footage showed his right leg hyper-extend, with him later collapsing to the ground in pain. The US defender did get up, but limped back towards the dressing room as the Magpies went on lose the game in the end.
It is unknown whether Yedlin will be available for Newcastle's next game this weekend against Cardiff City or for the US national team's September friendlies against Brazil and Mexico.