Newcastle defender Grant Hanley has recently been added to the club's long injury list after he pulled out of the Scottish national team setup to play this Wednesday.
As reported by the Shields Gazette, the 25-year-old defender had recently been forced to pull out of the Scottish national team, as it is international week for football. Scotland are set to take on Canada in a friendly this Wednesday and then host a World Cup qualifier against Slovenia.
Injuries have been a big concern for the club as of late;
Hanley, who was a replacement for teammate
“He is someone who really talks in defence. It was not easy for him, because their striker is really strong, but he did well," Benitez stated.
It is a setback for the manager of Newcastle and the Scottish national side. The Toon Army, who are leading the Championship with 78 points, will relish the international break this week and resume the season against Wigan Athletic at St James' Park on April 1.