How often does Newcastle United defender Matt Targett get injured? Let’s take a look at the Matt Targett injury history and updates on his current injury.
Thankfully, the answer seems to be not often. Further, touch wood, he hasn’t had a long-term injury since his time at Southampton in the 2016/17 season. Newcastle fans and Eddie Howe will hope this remains to be the case.
Matt Targett injury history and updates
So, let’s take a look at the Matt Targett injury history and provide updates on his current injury.
Matt Targett hamstring injury, November 2023
Matt Targett was subbed off in only 90 seconds of action following a hamstring injury at the start of November 2023. It was an EFL Cup fixture against Man United, which the Magpies eventually went on to win by a scoreline of 3-0.
Newcastle have a tough run of fixtures coming up, so we wish Matt Targett a speedy recovery. Particularly given his hamstring problems in the past, the medical team will work closely with the player to ensure he returns to action in the right manner. We will provide updates on the player as and when they come.
Matt Targett heel injury, December 2022
The Newcastle defender was ruled out in the middle of the 2022/23 season with a heel injury. It turned out to be a mid-term injury, with Targett missing 12 games in total for Newcastle. A big blow, but thankfully the medical team did well to get him back on his feet, if you pardon the pun.
Matt Targett hamstring injury, August 2022
In August 2022, Matt Targett was sidelined with Fox Sports described as a “dead leg” which turned into a hamstring injury. Thankfully, it was nothing too serious, as the Newcastle defender was only ruled out for three matches, eventually returning to action towards the end of the month.