Really terrible news tonight on the injury front as Siem de Jong could be out up to four months after he suffered a torn groin muscle in training.
Siem de Jong – torn groin muscle
We had been hoping the £6M man from Ajax would be a player who could score some goals for us, but that’s not going to be possible – at least not in the next four months.
Siem suffered an injury hit season in his last of seven seasons at Ajax in Holland, and his injury problems have extended into this season, and he already missed some of pre-season with calf and toe problems .
There is no official news from Newcastle yet on the extent of the injury, but the Shields Gazette is reporting it’s their understanding the injury is a serious one, and that the Dutch International could be out until the new year .
Maybe we will hear something officially tomorrow from the club.
This makes our inability to sign another striker by Monday evening even more of a mistake, although it is a cruel blow for both the player, the club and the manager.
This injury will hardly help Alan Pardew in his quest to get some wins on the board, after picking up only two points from our first three games.
This is bad news for everybody connected to Newcastle if it’s true, including Siem himself of course, and it will certainly not help our chances of starting to win some games soon. 🙁
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