Newcastle’s Sven Botman facing nine months out after knee surgery

Centre-back will undergo procedure to repair ACLBotman limped off in loss to Manchester City

The Newcastle defender Sven Botman is facing up to nine months on the sidelines as he prepares to undergo knee surgery. The 24-year-old will undergo a procedure to repair an anterior cruciate ligament next week after limping out of Saturday’s 2-0 FA Cup quarter-final loss at Manchester City. Botman, a £32m signing from Lille in 2022, had recently returned from a knee injury sustained in September.

Newcastle said: “He is expected to return to action within six to nine months. The Dutch centre-back initially sustained a knee injury in September 2023 and elected for a non-surgical rehabilitation plan – a decision which saw him return to action in December. Everyone at Newcastle United wishes Sven a full and speedy recovery.”

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