Potential Positive News On Siem de Jong’s Condition

Siem de Jong, the former Ajax captain, has had surgery on the collapsed ling he suffered last week, and that’s a serious situation for any sportsman.

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Siem de Jong – second collapsed lung

That’s the second time that Siem has had a collapsed lung,  and he suffered the first one in August of 2013, and at that time Ajax made the following statement on their web-site on Tuesday, August 13th:

“Siem de Jong was found to have a collapsed lung on Monday. The Ajax captain will spend the next few days at least in hospital.”

“It has not been determined how and when the Ajax player sustained this injury. The total recovery will take at least six weeks.”

In the most recent collapsed lung, Siem elected to have surgery to try to fix the underlying cause, and Siem has only just got out of hospital,  after spending a full week recuperating from the operation.

We hope the surgeons have found the weakness that caused the lung to collapse twice, and that they have fully corrected the problem.

And in fact that’s what Newcastle medics are saying – that the Dutchman’s current risk of another collapsed lung is what it is for people who have never suffered a collapsed lung.

So that suggests the surgeons think they have found and fixed the underlying problem- and that could be very good news for Newcastle and for the player himself.

Newcastle have already said it will be about eight weeks for Siem to return, and that would take us to around April 12th, and Newcastle still have six games to play after that date.

So if Siem can come back around that time, he would still be able to play some games before the end of the season, but not too many.

That’s because he would need some games to get match fit,  and he hasn’t played for the first team since early September.

And if there are any doubts about him at all, maybe the best thing to do is to hold him back and get him fit and ready for the pre-season, and just forget about him playing again this term.

What do you think?

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38 comments so far

  • Tsunki

    Feb 17, 2015 at 11:53 PM

    Comment #1

    The good news on SDJ is that there are life signs, he should be making his first appearance for nufc in 2017 when he will be wheeled onto the pitch in a bath chair, providing his carer can carry the oxygen tank for 90 minutes.

  • Thump

    Feb 18, 2015 at 12:01 AM

    Comment #2

    @Tsunki: I’d imagine that Shola will be desperate to earn some money at that stage in his life, and he’d be more than willing to do it?

    But then, of course, who would carry Shola?

  • sickandtired

    Feb 18, 2015 at 12:28 AM

    Comment #3

    Potentially positive news? Oh gooody!
    We have a one lunged player on a 6 year contract. Outstanding piece of business this has turned out to be by the regime who prides itself on finding bargains.
    They would do well to listen to the lads own words after his first lung collapse. He said his injuries afterwards were all as a result of coming back too soon and not building his whole body back up.

  • Lindisfarne

    Feb 18, 2015 at 12:54 AM

    Comment #4

    How much would the club get fined if in the 17th minute the crowd managed to throw so many biscuits on the pitch that it impacted the game? -Oh crumbs Chief! They’ve really gone and done it.

    Or toilet rolls?

    “Are you Pardew in disguise?”
    more like,
    “Are we a retail outlet in disguise?”

  • armchair fan

    Feb 18, 2015 at 1:04 AM

    Comment #5


    A Sports Direct retail more like, hoping we can fit it in the chant.

    Christ can’t believe he named the stadium Sports Direct Arena.

    It’s bad enough having two in the town never mind the stadium being renamed after it.

  • armchair fan

    Feb 18, 2015 at 1:05 AM

    Comment #6

    There’s also about 3 in Birmingham also, more probably that I haven’t saw

  • armchair fan

    Feb 18, 2015 at 1:19 AM

    Comment #7

    Where is everyone? Past their bedtime?

  • Magpie Season

    Feb 18, 2015 at 2:18 AM

    Comment #8

    Posting on the blog after about 5-6 years. Been reading it everyday since. Last time I posted Obafemi Martins left for Wolfsburg I think. Won’t forget that goal against Spurs.

    To Siem; he has no EPL experience. For every Bony there are 3 Afonso Alves’. Not a big blow, especially not big as Steven Taylor… because it means Williamson has to play.

  • Canny in Canberra

    Feb 18, 2015 at 3:17 AM

    Comment #9

    Holy Hell, What are we doing to these lads.
    Colapsed lung!! How does that even happen? It sounds really bad. Not an everyday type thing like oh I was running for the bus and me lung collapsed. FFS!! What’s going on?

  • Canny in Canberra

    Feb 18, 2015 at 3:18 AM

    Comment #10

    Potential for Positive Ed? Scary more like!

  • Reyantoon

    Feb 18, 2015 at 4:55 AM

    Comment #11

    Yup! Yup! It will be better far away from playing this season.
    Our acquisitions from Ajax has not been successfull so far.sold us one sick lad and the other short,bird head with low work rate.This may tell us better far away from their coach too.
    Bring on Galtier or Tuchel!!!!

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Feb 18, 2015 at 5:09 AM

    Comment #12

    Maybe it’s time we used the media as well as these tossers and put out a vote of no confidence in LC (maybe we should consider the whole management)…???

    …he might be a Geordie but make no mistake, he is not doing this for Newcastle but for his own selfish reasons (he would just really like to keep that job)

    It seems once again we have fallen victim of a person who just doesn’t want to down to the unemployment office, even if that would give him more credibility!


  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Feb 18, 2015 at 5:18 AM

    Comment #13

    Think about this for a moment – who in the Newcastle management or above have the credentials to be where he is?

    …this club is owned by someone who’s only credentials are money and he seems to be running some sick charity scheme where he employs people who would really just like then job without being remotely qualified!

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Feb 18, 2015 at 5:19 AM

    Comment #14

    *then = the

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Feb 18, 2015 at 6:05 AM

    Comment #15

    Where are the morning bloggers today?’

  • Tsunki

    Feb 18, 2015 at 7:07 AM

    Comment #16

    Off to work, Jesper. Like me.

    Oh and I know it’s belated but congratulations on your new 18 year project. 🙂

    And speaking as a father whose two sons git married this last year, congratulations on your new 18 year project. 🙂

  • Tsunki

    Feb 18, 2015 at 7:07 AM

    Comment #17

    ….and…. commiserations….

  • Krul To Be Kind

    Feb 18, 2015 at 7:09 AM

    Comment #18

    When a collapsed lung happens once and even a recurring nightmare as I stated when we signed him. It happens to slim tall and fit folk because the doesn’t stretch when the body’s growing (in short) if he has had a pleuradectomy then it might not happen again but he can be sure he will suffer many many more calf problems as a result believe it or not.

    De Jong’s best days are behind him now because of this and we have signed a dud!

  • Jeff from Benwell

    Feb 18, 2015 at 7:11 AM

    Comment #19

    As a starting point for thinking about the game on Saturday teatime this is the team that beat MC 2 – 0 earlier this season



    Ameobi for Aarons (46)
    Sissoko for Janmaat (65)
    Riviere for Armstrong (65)

    Aarons and Sissoko scored

    What is of note is nearly every time we have won this season , it is with out and out wingers .

  • Reyantoon

    Feb 18, 2015 at 7:18 AM

    Comment #20

    Krul To Be Kind @ totally agree..
    Definitely Ajax know that will happen sometime in his career & get better off him.Carr & co fooled this time!!

  • Reyantoon

    Feb 18, 2015 at 7:29 AM

    Comment #21

    Chumbum…….ha ha ha lol !

    somebody mentioned that word earlier & the word awesomely chuckled me…

    ha ha ha…..nice word!

  • Reyantoon

    Feb 18, 2015 at 7:32 AM

    Comment #22

    * “chumbum”

  • Lindisfarne

    Feb 18, 2015 at 7:35 AM

    Comment #23

    5 men went on loan,
    went on loan to Rangers.
    5 men 4 men 3 men 2 men, sick.
    Only one could play!

    1man went on loan,
    went on loan to Rome.
    1 game 2 game 3 game 4 game, hit.
    Lost him by £2 million.

    Hatem ate a pie,
    ate a pie and more.
    1 pie 2 pie 3 pie 4 pie, stop.
    And some chips with sauce.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Feb 18, 2015 at 7:37 AM

    Comment #24

    Yeah, genuine width is something we have been crying out for. Obertan fits that bill, but lacks any real quality. Aarons is far too early tell, and Sammi is hit and miss.

    I would actually be tempted to start Ober on Saturday. I am not a an, and haven’t been sucked in by his alleged renaissance, but with Clichy or Kolarov playing at full back his pace could be a real asset. I’d probably leave Perez out of the team, but then that puts Cabella on the left, and I think he would get little change out of Zabaleta.

    Abeid and Colback in the middle, with Sissoko slightly forward of them. Cisse up top. No point discussing the defence, as if Dummet is out we only have the 4 with senior experience at Prem level. Wouldn’t want Satka or Good debuting against Aguero and maybe Bony. Could ruin there confidence if it goes badly wrong.

  • Jeff from Benwell

    Feb 18, 2015 at 7:46 AM

    Comment #25

    Jeez Lilo
    I was feeling upbeat about the game until your analysis

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Feb 18, 2015 at 7:51 AM

    Comment #26

    That was hardly negative!! I’d imagine that will be one of the more positive takes on it on here! This place has become even more negative than normal in recent weeks, which is why my visits have been less frequent.

    The difficulty is keeping them out. I think we need to give as little ground in the middle as possible, hence Abeid starting. I think in terms of breaking up play he is the only one who has the physicality to replace Tiote.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Feb 18, 2015 at 7:59 AM

    Comment #27

    I see the Under 21’s got beat 3-1 by Morpeth last night in the Northumberland Senior Cup. We should be winning that trophy every year, otherwise the club are doing something horribly wrong.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Feb 18, 2015 at 8:02 AM

    Comment #28

    Anyone seen much of Tom Heardman? Seems to get goals regularly for us, and has a bit more physical presence then the likes of Arma and Cambell. I have only seen bits and pieces, so would be interested to know whether this kid is decent or not.

  • Jeff from Benwell

    Feb 18, 2015 at 8:04 AM

    Comment #29

    The 5 that went to Rangers would have been playing against Morpeth Town methinks

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Feb 18, 2015 at 8:06 AM

    Comment #30

    Happy birthday Sir Bobby. What we wouldn’t give for someone like you around the corridors of power at SJP again.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Feb 18, 2015 at 8:07 AM

    Comment #31

    Probably not, only 2 of them were fit when they joined Rangers, so at most Streete and Vuckic would have been.

  • Jeff from Benwell

    Feb 18, 2015 at 8:08 AM

    Comment #32

    Heardman is another potential Andy Carroll
    From Gosforth 6’4″
    Like Carroll played rugby when younger both tall for their age at 11

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Feb 18, 2015 at 8:10 AM

    Comment #33

    Yeah, it is the fact he is more of a physical striker that interests me. We need someone who can hold off defenders and hold the ball up. I’d have tried to get Mitrovic in Jan, but if Heardman is capable, then I wouldn’t write off throwing him in for a few appearances this season.

  • Jeff from Benwell

    Feb 18, 2015 at 8:14 AM

    Comment #34

    Definitely the look of big Andy about him – let’s hope he’s healthier.


  • Jeff from Benwell

    Feb 18, 2015 at 8:14 AM

    Comment #35
  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Feb 18, 2015 at 8:17 AM

    Comment #37

    “Definitely the look of big Andy about him”

    You mean scruffy looking?

  • MrMojoRisin76

    Feb 18, 2015 at 8:31 AM

    Comment #38

    He looks like he’s just had a hit from a bong.


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