Newcastle United goalkeeper Martin Dubravka is expected to miss the start of the season following a broken metatarsus.
The Slovak national player has since been operated on and provided the Magpies fans with an update via his Instagram account.
Dubravka missed the start of last season with a heel injury that required surgery and is unlucky again on the way into the 2021/22 season.
There was no word from Newcastle on his injury and the goalkeeper has provided something himself in the absence of an official update.
His counterpart in Norwich City and former Magpies hero Tim Krul and some of his teammates have all sent him messages of support.
The club currently has no senior goalkeepers available after Karl Darlow tested positive for COVID-19 and had to self-isolate for 10 days.
Mark Gillespie and Freddie Woodman also have to do that for 10 days as they were in close contact with the second choice goal.
20-year-old rookie goalkeeper Dan Langley had to bow from senior Newcastle in today’s friendly in York City, with Steve Bruce’s side losing 1-0.
Dubravka started 88 consecutive Premier League games for Newcastle after joining from Sparta Prague in January 2018, but that run ended last season when an injury had excluded him from his first 14 league games.
He spent an additional 11 games on the bench while Darlow held his seat until a drop in form forced Bruce to reinstate him.
Newcastle lost only three of the last 13 games he played and retained their top division status.
They need him back as soon as possible as their campaign begins on August 15th with a home game against West Ham United.
Read: 2021 Premier League Transfers.