"There was absolutely no intent to hurt Jamie [Vardy] or get sent-off, but I recognize that I should have been more composed and measured in my determination to win the ball. Unfortunately, it did the one thing that I never wanted to do, and that was to hurt the team.
"Moving forward, I will do whatever I can to help my teammates prepare for the next two games and fight to get back into the team when I’m next available.
"I’ve had the honor to play for Newcastle United for five years now, and I can genuinely say that I feel privileged to play for this football club. I would never do anything intentionally to hurt the team or its supporters."