Shocking News – De Jong Out Two Months With Collapsed Lung


News tonight on the Newcastle web-site that Siem de Jong has suffered a collapsed lung (pneumothorax),  and he’s had surgery today to correct the problem, and that means he will be out for another two months and maybe for the rest of the season.

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Siem de Jong – just recovered from a torn thigh muscle

This is terrible news for both Newcastle and the player himself, and it seems he had a similar problem back in 2013 when he was still at Ajax.

The 6 times capped Dutch International had surgery today to correct the problem, but this has happened after he’s been out for a full five months with a badly torn thigh muscle.

In fact he could have even played tomorrow night at Crystal Palace.

This is what De Jong told the Newcastle website tonight:

“We are all hopeful that the surgery I have had will ensure I don’t have any repeat of the condition in the future,”

“After four months of hard work getting back to full fitness it is such bad luck to suffer another setback. It’s very sad for me personally, especially since I was almost back in contention and feeling great.”

“I am determined to come back stronger as soon as possible.”

This is really bad news,  and it probably means de Jong will not play again this season.

De Jong missed half of his last season at Ajax with injuries – so it’s been an unlucky two years for the 26 year-old withdrawn striker.

It also means that Newcastle will be short of striker now,  after we didn’t bother to strengthen the squad last month, presumably because the powers that be thought we have enough points to avoid any relegation fight.

We hope they’re right on that one and remember, even with de Jong fit last August, we still started the season  one striker short.

Maybe on the positive side it’s a good chance to give young Adam Armstrong a chance.

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78 comments so far

  • G

    Feb 10, 2015 at 11:07 PM

    Comment #1

    Unlucky, hope he recovers fast. Seem to be very short of bodies on the pitch this season.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Feb 10, 2015 at 11:10 PM

    Comment #2

    The surgery the first time should have made sure it wouldn’t happen again…

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  • manxpie

    Feb 10, 2015 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #3

    Joey Barton seriously still loves us

    “Always nice to win. Especially when it’s against 5under1and… ????”

    Surely the medical de jong had would’ve seriously looked at that as it was a recent problem no? Or was it because he was for sale 5 mill cheaper than before and Ashley wet his pants in happiness he got a 10 mill player half price

    So glad our squad w

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  • optimistic prime

    Feb 10, 2015 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #4

    Damn

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  • lesh

    Feb 10, 2015 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #5

    Ah well Siem, that’s your contribution to our ECL ambitions set aside ’til next season. Pity really, he was so close to being like a new signing.

    Aaaand,

    ‘Arry ‘obbles out of QPR and they win.

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  • firebug666

    Feb 10, 2015 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #6

    jesper

    I don’t know if he had surgery the first time marra, think he was just on bed rest. I might be wrong like, but never read anything about previous surgery.

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  • manxpie

    Feb 10, 2015 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #7

    “So glad our squad wAs to full to buy any players in the window!”

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  • firebug666

    Feb 10, 2015 at 11:14 PM

    Comment #8

    manxpie

    Well we have had nothing from de Jong this season, so Ashley’s bargain is looking less of a bargain, serves that Fat Tw@ right.

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery for de Jong though.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Feb 10, 2015 at 11:15 PM

    Comment #9

    firebug….actually I don’t know either 🙂

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  • NOVA2967

    Feb 10, 2015 at 11:15 PM

    Comment #10

    As if the season wasn’t a write off already… My life just became less stressful….ahhhh, let see what this kid Zaha is all about

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  • lesh

    Feb 10, 2015 at 11:16 PM

    Comment #11

    manxpie

    Mikey boy’s not too hot on due diligence is he: unless he’s looking to recruit a new Head Coach!

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  • firebug666

    Feb 10, 2015 at 11:16 PM

    Comment #12

    jesper

    From what I read the surgery is designed to stop it from happening again, so I would assume this is his first surgery.

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  • firebug666

    Feb 10, 2015 at 11:19 PM

    Comment #13

    Well I suppose Carver has an inspirational talk for our lads now. “Come on boys win this for Siem”.

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  • manxpie

    Feb 10, 2015 at 11:19 PM

    Comment #14

    Firebug aye i was as I said earlier looking forward to seeing how he does but now even that’s fuskin gone now

    Is it bad that I actually want us to get relegated just so that fat slug doesn’t see any of that money?
    It’s got to that point now

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  • nufc 11

    Feb 10, 2015 at 11:23 PM

    Comment #15

    Im sorry but did our medical team even do a medical when signing siem? This is not the 1st time with him he has had previous medical problems rely a stringent medical would have raised concerns knowing ma maybe the kitman done the medical to save a few bob.

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  • manxpie

    Feb 10, 2015 at 11:25 PM

    Comment #16

    Lesh yeah he seems to become very thorough when there’s actually nothing to do except feed fans a load of bollocks

    They probably even told Gutierrez he had a chance of gettin back in the team until the window slammed shut

    Joke of a club

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  • firebug666

    Feb 10, 2015 at 11:26 PM

    Comment #17

    manxpie

    I understand people’s frustrations mate, but I never want us to go down, But to stay up and stop him getting the money, we just need a half empty stadium. The TV deal is subject to clubs keeping their stadiums full, hence the cheap tickets at Newcastle.

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  • John Tudor

    Feb 10, 2015 at 11:36 PM

    Comment #18

    stop buying serial crocks

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  • John Tudor

    Feb 10, 2015 at 11:39 PM

    Comment #19

    better still stop buying his sh173

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  • optimistic prime

    Feb 10, 2015 at 11:44 PM

    Comment #20

    I wonder if he’s tapped Ajax for compo

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  • manxpie

    Feb 10, 2015 at 11:52 PM

    Comment #21

    Aye fire that wud be the ideal but I think the warning from scudemore about the full stadiums was a warning to the rest of the teams who over price
    The fact is this plays totally into Ashleys hands he can now afford to offer even cheaper tickets without any loss to him and he comes out of it looking even better to the southern media and the rest of the prem

    Sickening to say the least

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  • midweek weekend

    Feb 10, 2015 at 11:58 PM

    Comment #22

    Terrible news this, hate the wwhole like a new signing cliché but truth is he’s played like 2-3 games for us, so he really would of been a new signing, more bad news Ahh well let’s just hope we can shut pardew up

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  • mainemagpie

    Feb 11, 2015 at 12:01 AM

    Comment #23

    seriously? is this a joke?…I have no idea who Siem de Jong is as a footballer because he has done nothing for Newcastle United and apparently never will this season and yet he has been paid a salary to show up in the treatment room. A collapsed lung? at 26?, and he has a history of this? and we still bought him? and we are still paying him? and we still think he is going to play for us and make a difference?

    R.U.F.ing.Kidding.Me.
    What is this all about?

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  • The overrated Frenchman

    Feb 11, 2015 at 12:04 AM

    Comment #24

    We’re no sure thing to get to 40 points. Anybody who thinks we are safe is overly optimistic. I’d say we undoubtedly have the least amount of fight and spirit of any team in the league, and probably one of the least significant home ground advantages these days too. I can’t see us picking up a point against any of the teams above us, and the teams below us will play with more passion and will to win, you can be sure of that. This season will be very interesting coming down the home stretch.

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  • Our Toon

    Feb 11, 2015 at 12:11 AM

    Comment #25

    Manxpie

    If we go down we still get TV money as a parachute payment!! On the full stadia comment mate it gives us licence now to boycott as it’s come from Scudamore directly…only full stadia get shown!!

    So in our squad of 25 we have 2 that won’t play again due to injury….saylor and De Jong, Jonas who won’t play because we don’t want to give him a new contract. Vuckic who is at Rangers!! Wow

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  • toonincheek

    Feb 11, 2015 at 12:14 AM

    Comment #26

    firebug – You say the TV deal is subject to clubs keeping their stadium full. Is that right? I haven’t seen anything on that before.

    Whatever, our old advantage of far higher income due to our large gates is largely negated by the Sky money.

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  • toonincheek

    Feb 11, 2015 at 12:16 AM

    Comment #27

    Whatever parachute payments are made to relegated clubs, being relegated is still a big financial hit.

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  • manxpie

    Feb 11, 2015 at 12:18 AM

    Comment #28

    Ourtoon the parachute payment is only a fraction of wat it is if we stayed up and I think it’s spread out over a few years so would certainly hit him

    Plus on the attendance we’re gettin nearly 50,000 now so you think if he’s now able to drop the prices even further we’ll see a boycott?

    No chance imo as I say it’s played right into his hands

    He can sell em at a 10er a pop and still have huge profits and people will lap it up

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  • The overrated Frenchman

    Feb 11, 2015 at 12:27 AM

    Comment #29

    Whatever possible scenario you choose to follow, the bottom line is that we may well never see a successful, exciting NUFC team again in our lifetime. Everything has conspired in the perfect storm to create and perpetuate mediocrity as our reason for being.

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  • Our Toon

    Feb 11, 2015 at 12:28 AM

    Comment #30

    Manxpie

    The argument from those who have season tickets but don’t want to boycott has been that it won’t have an affect….well scadamore is telling them it will have an affect!! It’s almost £1m as an additional income for games shown on TV….Add to that the man saying himself that financial impact will be felt by those that don’t fill stadiums.

    Nows the time to get our club back!!

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  • manxpie

    Feb 11, 2015 at 12:35 AM

    Comment #31

    After tomorrow we’ve got
    City away
    Villa home
    Man u home
    Everton away
    Arsenal home
    Sunderland away
    Liverpool away
    Spurs home
    Swansea home

    Thats a hell of a run and seriously see max 9 points if we have no injuries to defenders
    Then we play 3 relegation fodder in Leicester west brom and qpr

    Who will be fighting for there lives

    We need at least 6 points from palace and villa otherwise we will be right in it!

    How the astute business genius that Ashley is can gamble without buying a defender this window is beyond me like!

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  • manxpie

    Feb 11, 2015 at 12:41 AM

    Comment #32

    Ourtoon I see wat your saying but the people who couldn’t afford a season ticket will snap up the cheaper ones
    Infact I wouldn’t be surprised seeing a stadium full if 15 y/o’s at a fiver a pop

    If that is the only problem Ashley will find a way of filling it

    Just s pity he doesn’t do it with filling fans with hope by showing sum ambition

    At least he can’t say we cant compete any more tho lol

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  • Munster Mag

    Feb 11, 2015 at 12:44 AM

    Comment #33

    This player has a history of injury. Isnt it time we stopped fawning about carr’s ability in the transfer market. Is carr really as good as he is made out to be??

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  • banjax

    Feb 11, 2015 at 1:02 AM

    Comment #34

    It’s bad luck for Siem and I wish him a speedy recovery. Have to agree with a great many of the bloggers here, we have a few players of Premiership quality in the squad – so an opportunity to strengthen was missed in the January window – which sadly, is an all too predictable story at Newcastle. Hopefully, well will miss the relegation dog fight, but it will be – by the hair of a gnats knacker if we do. !!

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  • Our Toon

    Feb 11, 2015 at 1:03 AM

    Comment #35

    Munster

    What are you talking about mate? Do you even consider what you write before you post it? Did Carr pass his medical for him?

    Carr watches players…scouts them and then recommends them players, what you me or most others don’t know is what number that player is on his list!! De Jong is a class act, I’ve seen him enough times to know this, I’ve also seen him take apart teams in the CL as well as the dutch league….he’s very highly rated in world football, however teams didn’t want to take a punt on him due to his injury record some we did. As a player he’s excellent however it’s his medical history which is letting him down.

    So how’s that Carr’s fault?

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  • Sav

    Feb 11, 2015 at 1:35 AM

    Comment #36

    Charva’s been blowing so much smoke up Pardew I thought it must be him.

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  • Jenny Honey

    Feb 11, 2015 at 1:36 AM

    Comment #37

    Wow, the gamble is on now Mike, anything happens to our only regular goalscorer Cisse (not tempting fate) and this is a very tricky situation, all that money coming in to the premiership mmmm, the prudence and the planning, may go pear shaped, we really should have brought at least a couple in that winter window, pressure is on.

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  • Sav

    Feb 11, 2015 at 1:44 AM

    Comment #38

    At least we know de Jong is in hospital. That’s more than can be said for Feckin’ Facundo. Perhaps he’s back in Argie with Jonas. Ferreya never got his first game for us and Jonas didn’t get his last. No sentimentality at SportsDirect FC.

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  • JDdubai

    Feb 11, 2015 at 3:40 AM

    Comment #39

    Think this could be similare to 2 years ago when we only survived because there were 3 horrendous teams below us – may not be THAT close but with our run coming up I dont see too many points coming.

    Having said that I didnt see us beating spurs, Chelsea, Liverpool etc in Autumn either.

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  • toonincheek

    Feb 11, 2015 at 3:44 AM

    Comment #40

    We always seem to perform better against the teams
    against who we are expected to lose.

    Been that way for years. That was my impression back in the early 60s.

    OK, so I’m clutching at straws.

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