Yedlin knee injury not serious, Newcastle confirm

DeAndre Yedlin exited Newcastle United's Premier League opener against Tottenham late in the second half after suffering a knee injury.

DeAndre Yedlin   -  (Getty Images)

Newcastle United has confirmed United States defender DeAndre Yedlin did not suffer a serious injury in their Premier League opener.

The club announced in a statement Yedlin "has been assessed and undergone treatment this week and is likely to resume training with his team-mates shortly".

Rafael Benitez said after Newcastle's 2-1 loss to Tottenham that Yedlin suffered a knee injury but the manager was unsure of the severity.

The 25-year-old limped off the field in the closing minutes, leaving Newcastle down to 10 men, and he had to be helped up the stairs to the dressing room.