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Return pushed back for Newcastle winger Ritchie after surgery

Newcastle United winger Matt Ritchie has undergone an operation on his ankle.

The Scotland international has been out of action since August.

He has been recovering from a nasty challenge by Hamza Choudhury in the League Cup lost to Leicester City.

The Chronicle says a decision was made to have the surgery to "clear up the area" around his ankle.

Ritchie had recently returned to first-team training but his return now looks likely to be further away than anticipated.

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