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Season over for Newcastle defender Lejeune after knee injury

Florian Lejeune Credit: PA

Newcastle defender Florian Lejeune has been ruled out for the rest of the season after suffering a knee injury against Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Lejeune came off on a stretcher in the second half of the 1-0 loss at St James' Park and the Magpies said in a statement on Monday the Frenchman had sustained a "significant" injury to his left knee.

Lejeune did not make his first appearance of 2018-19 until January having injured his other knee during pre-season.

The fallen defender before being stretchered off Credit: PA

Lejeune has been ruled out for the remainder of the current season and further updates on his recovery will be provided in due course."

– Newcastle United statement

Lejeune has started all 12 of the Tyneside outfit's Premier League games since returning to action in an FA Cup tie against Blackburn.

The 27-year-old joined Newcastle from Eibar in the summer of 2017.