By Laura O'Leary

29th Nov, 2017 | 6:14pm

Newcastle handed major injury boost ahead of Chelsea clash - report

Newcastle United’s Matt Ritchie played against West Bromwich Albion with a broken wrist on Tuesday, but the midfielder will not miss any action due to his injury, according to a report.

The Daily Mail claims, that the winger is opting to play through the pain and wear a special protective cast so he doesn’t miss any games.

The 28-year-old was a key member of Newcastle United’s comeback against WBA, as the Magpies successfully drew 2-2 after being two goals down at The Hawthorns.

Newcastle had previously lost the last four league games in a row, and the point has helped stop the rot.

The midfielder was wearing a protective cast for the game against WBA, after he fractured his wrist during Newcastle United’s 3-0 defeat to Watford.

The Scottish international is set to play Chelsea on Saturday, and so far this season, has featured in every Premier League game for the Magpies.

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After his two assists on Wednesday, the midfielder has a total of six league assists for the season but is yet to grab a goal.

In other Newcastle United team news, current boss Rafael Benitez has delivered a concerning update on the fitness of his stars ahead of the clash with Chelsea.

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