Wednesday night sees a major setback for Rafa Benitez, after DeAndre Yedlin injury update.

The first diagnosis was that the right-back was fine after picking up a knock against Brighton.

Then after DeAndre Yedlin felt discomfort when playing as a substitute against Huddersfield, the United boss thought he might miss a week or two.

Finally, he said on Monday that he was waiting for a second opinion.

The Chronicle have now confirmed that DeAndre Yedlin flew out to Los Angeles to get this second opinion on his thigh injury and the news isn’t good.

The former Spurs international set to miss around five weeks of action.

As you can see from the schedule below, the games are coming thick and fast with seven in April, so difficult to see Yedlin coming back for many of these remaining nine matches.

His pace was badly missed on Saturday as Vurnon Anita was taken apart by 16 year old Ryan Sessegnon and Newcastle lose a lot when Yedlin is not there to attack, as well as defend.

USA boss Bruce Arena has also just confirmed that DeAndre Yedlin has been ruled out of his squad for the upcoming games against Honduras and Panama.

Earlier today it was confirmed that the Preston match had been moved for live TV, this leaves only one (last game of the season everybody plays at noon on Sunday 7 May) match still to be confirmed in terms of dates/times – that being the Cardiff away game.

REMAINING NEWCASTLE MATCHES

Saturday 18 March – Birmingham v Newcastle (3pm)

Saturday 1 April – Newcastle v Wigan (3pm).

Wednesday 5 April – Newcastle v Burton (7.45pm)

Saturday 8 April – Sheffield Wednesday v Newcastle (5.30pm) SKY SPORTS

Friday 14 April – Newcastle v Leeds (7.45pm) SKY SPORTS

Monday 17 April – Ipswich v Newcastle (3pm)

Monday 24 April – Newcastle v Preston (7.45pm) SKY SPORTS

Saturday 29 April  – Cardiff v Newcastle (3pm)

Sunday 7 May – Newcastle v Barnsley (12 noon)

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