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Gayle & Mitrovic out out of Brighton & Hove Albion game

Newcastle United can confirm that Aleksandar Mitrovic and Dwight Gayle will miss the club’s Championship fixture against Brighton & Hove Albion this Saturday, after both players suffered concussions during United’s midweek EFL Cup game against Cheltenham Town.

The club is adhering to the FA’s Concussion Guidelines, which stipulate a phased ‘return to play’ protocol over a period of at least six days before players resume competitive football.

Paul Catterson, United’s Head of Sports Medicine and Science, said:
“The treatment and management of concussion in sport has received deserved attention in recent years. We have to adhere to the guidelines set out by the FA in line with other competitive sports, which rightly puts the safety and health of players first.”

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