Alan Smith has spoken of his admiration for the Dane.
Alan Smith: “We will put an arm round him and give him all the help he needs to help him get through what is bound to be a very difficult time for him.
“It says a lot about his strength of character that he was able to play, especially in a game of this intensity and magnitude.
"It is something you never expect and we can’t praise him enough for his performance, especially in these circumstances.”
l Newcastle have signed a two-year kit deal with sports brand Puma, who will manufacture the home and away strips from the start of next season.