Carver Reveals Exactly What’s Wrong With Siem de Jong

John Carver has given his press conference and mainly John had good news about the players, although Siem de Jong will not be available for the game at QPR on Saturday – but technically he’s not really injured but John has said the Dutchman just has to strengthen himself up generally – and especially in his quad muscles – the thigh muscles.

Siem de Jong scoring swansea

Siem de Jong – scoring against Swansea

It’s been a very tough season for Siem de Jong,  but all being well and maybe some general strengthening work over the summer will see Siem all set to go for next season, always assuming we are still in the Premier League, and he will be like a brand new player for us.

That’s the same with 19 year-old Rolando Aarons – who was outstanding in pre-season and early this season – so basically if both can strengthen up in the summer, we will have two very good players already available to us for next season.

This is what John Carver said specifically about Siem de Jong today:

“He’s not actually out injured, he just needs to strengthen up the quad muscle.” “So it was touch and go whether he was available this weekend.”

“But if gets through the next couple of days of training he could be available for the West Ham game next Sunday.”

Siem hasn’t had too much injury trouble over his career, apart from his last season at Ajax,  and his first season at Newcastle, where he has only managed five appearances with one goal for the club.

But he isn’t only a very good technical player, but the Dutchman also has leadership skills and he was captain of Ajax of course.

Leadership is one thing the squad has been lacking this season, so in the summer hopefully Newcastle will try to recruit players of strong character and good leadership skills, as well as good footballers – hopefully very good footballers.

It’s not beyond the realm of possibility with a new coach coming in over the summer, that Siem de Jong becomes the Newcastle captain next season – as long as his fitness problems are no longer an issue.

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7 comments so far

  • John Tudor

    May 14, 2015 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #1

    sell on

  • Edd Case

    May 14, 2015 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #2

    So he’s injured then?

    If the muscle isn’t strong enough when it once was, then it’s not fully up to strength…i.e. injured

  • toon kk

    May 14, 2015 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #3

    He is a decent player, but has always been injury prone, more research into how injury prone players have been before considering buying them.

  • toon22

    May 14, 2015 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #4

    Hes a typical toon player atm
    Injured all the time
    Too small for proper clubs
    Has an attitude problem
    Might end up in prison soon
    Mercenary wanting a stepping stone,gone in a flash.

    Its why they are here,nobody else wanted for above reasons, making them cheap.

    Its all we will get from MA.

  • GeordieTwo

    May 14, 2015 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #5

    We’re a laughing stock on every football program you care to watch. The head coach with 2 wins who thinks he’s the best in the league. The owner who can’t show up to home games for fear of what might happen to him. The managing director who knows nothing about football. The squad of has beens and injury prone and want aways. Ashley out.

  • lochinvar

    May 14, 2015 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #6

    I’m no expert but then again few at NUFC are.
    Any phsios or fitness coaches out there ….how long does it tale to build up quad muscles after long injury ( and surgery ? )……7 days….?…didn’t think so.
    Summer conditioning training at altitude this summer the it is. ( but Ashley wont pay for that so not then )

  • JP...from The Rock

    May 16, 2015 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #7

    What a crock! Injured all bloody season. Now that we need him most and he still can’t make the game. To top it off he will leave us in the summer if/when we’re relegated. Just fabulous ffs!


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