On December 4, Beijing time, Mike McGrath, a reporter from the well-known British media “The Telegraph” reported that England goalkeeper Nick Pope, who plays for Newcastle in the Premier League, will miss the 4-5 game due to a shoulder injury in the game against Manchester United. month’s time. Preliminary assessments indicate that Pope will be injured until the end of the season, and may not even be able to return to the game this season.
Pope started the game when Newcastle defeated Manchester United 1-0 at home in the 14th round of the Premier League last weekend. Since Newcastle pressed Manchester United for almost the whole game, Pope did not have many opportunities to perform.
In the 83rd minute of the game, Pope was accidentally injured and was replaced while saving Manchester United’s only shot on target. The severe cold weather of -3 degrees below zero in Newcastle at the time also aggravated his injury.
In the end, Pope was diagnosed with a serious shoulder injury and will undergo surgery. He is expected to be absent for 4-5 months. Pope’s long-term injury undoubtedly diluted the joy of Newcastle’s victory. While Pope is recovering from injury, veteran Slovak goalkeeper Dubravka and former Liverpool goalkeeper Karius will become Newcastle’s starting goalkeeper candidates.
Pope, who was born in 1992, is 1.99 meters tall. In the summer window of 2022, Pope joined Newcastle from Burnley for a transfer fee of 11.5 million euros. He has been Newcastle’s main goalkeeper in the past two seasons. This season, Pope has made 20 appearances for Newcastle. The 31-year-old is currently England’s current national goalkeeper.