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Newcastle United gives an update on Matt Ritchie

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Newcastle United have given an update on the club’s winger Matt Ritchie.

The 30-year-old has undergone an operation after picking up an ankle ligament injury.

The club statement reads: “The 30-year-old was injured after a challenge by Hamza Choudhury​ in August’s Carabao Cup tie against Leicester City. It is hoped that Ritchie will be able to resume full training shortly. (He) could return to the first-team action towards the end of this month.”

Newcastle’s next Premier League match is against Chelsea on 19th of October.

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