Sammy Ameobi will be out for months with an injury he picked up yesterday at Whitley Park, just before the hour mark in Newcastle Reserves 3-1 win at home to Wigan Athletic.
Sammy Ameobi – in action for England U21 side in November
The 19 year-old could be out for a number of months, and the England under-21 International (2 caps) was injured when he was in a 50-50 challenge, and the lad had to limp off the field and was replaced by Australian Brad Inman after 56 minutes.
Sammy is the younger brother of Shola Ameobi, and he has appeared 13 times for Newcastle so far this season with one goal – and is one of the brightest young stars in the Newcastle pipeline of young players coming through.
This should put a little more pressure on Newcastle to bring in another striker this month, so we can keep our very good league run going this season.
Newcastle are currently in 7th place in the Premier League table and have a chance at this point of even qualifying for a Europa Cup place for next season.
We don’t have too many details on Sammy’s injury although on Physioroom.com they list it as a knee injury with no return date.