Siem de Jong Suffers Dangerous Eye Injury In Training


Newcastle midfielder Siem De Jong has suffered a nasty eye injury when he was accidentally poked in the eye during training and with Siem screaming in pain on the ground and blood streaming out of the eye,  he was rushed to hospital and the Mirror is reporting there was genuine concern he could have lost the sight in that eye.

It turns out the contact lens he was wearing had broken up and gone into his eye.

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Siem de Jong – real concerns he could have lost sight in one eye

Steve McClaren talked about the injury:

“It was just in training and he accidentally got poked in the eye. I wasn’t here, but he went down screaming. So they said ‘Let us have a look at your eye’ and there was blood pouring from it.”

“He wears contact lenses, and one of the contacts had come out and gone in his eye.” “Yeah, yeah – he could have been blinded – a massive danger, a big danger. He was rushed to hospital.”

“I was at Pav’s memorial so I came back and saw him in a darkened room. It was the biggest black eye ever and headaches and everything.”  “I’ve seen him this morning and it looks a lot better. Fortunately the doctor says probably a week or two to settle down. So very lucky.”

“The exact words I said to him when I saw him was: ‘You’ve had no luck, have you?’.

“I would say frustration is probably not the word. I think certainly from what I’ve heard and seen looking at him it will just be a week or two.”

All is OK now and Siem should be able to play in a couple of weeks as Steve says and maybe even earlier than that.

You cannot say Siem has had much luck at Newcastle can you?

We really hope the Dutch International can still come through for us this season and have a career on Tyneside – he deserves some luck.

We are very pleased to hear that Siem is OK.

Comments welcome.



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120 comments so far

  • Thump

    Jan 15, 2016 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #1
  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 15, 2016 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #2

    Ancient…that’s true mate 🙂

    …but why are we being so careless then? We need that CB and a forward to take the responsibility away from young Mitro.

    I am fine with someone like Townsend. He’s the kind of player that suits McC’s British football philosophy. But if we cannot get him on loan then the club should really learn the necessity of prioritizing!

    SUTTY…we do don’t we 😉

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  • angelswithdirtyfaces

    Jan 15, 2016 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #3

    He really has had no luck. He could have been the fulcrum in the attack, but Macca has other plans.

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Jan 15, 2016 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #4

    We could have got ciro immobile on loan but he’s gone to Torino until the end of the season now. Offers decent pace and good finishing. Dortmund are also looking at letting adrien Ramos leave too and I think he’d be worth a try on loan seeing as he’s nearly 30 now. Reminds me a bit of demba Ba when he plays. Preference is remy but if Chelsea don’t bring anyone in they aren’t letting him leave.

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  • G

    Jan 15, 2016 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #5

    I genuinely believe SDJ will come good for us, prior to the collapsed lung he looked like a game changer. Hope his sight isnt damaged.

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  • banjax

    Jan 15, 2016 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #6

    I hate talking gross transfer money because it is sensationalist and misleading. Net transfer costs are what end up showing on the books and Mike Ashley will be clearing the decks of players who are costing in wages but are not up to muster in the squad. So don’t let the wool get pulled over the eyes over misleading amounts of money spent on new players at NUFC including this blog.

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  • p

    Jan 15, 2016 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #7

    Townsend and then a striker right at the death once we know who is available

    Townsend likely means Thauvin is off. I think they will need to offload at least one more from Gouffran, Marveux etc

    The fact Armstrong was not recalled may be a positive sign with respect to getting a striker unless they think Toney coming back is enough. Seems a gamble even for this board though.

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  • giimps

    Jan 15, 2016 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #8

    I just hope the eye in question isn’t the one he uses for goal otherwise hel never score ?

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  • Nufc-83

    Jan 15, 2016 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #9

    Townsend has got bags of ability as shown when he played for qpr and England but he has dropped off at Spurs for some reason. Get him playing even close to his potential and he will be a top class signing (we will actually have two players who can score from distance in shelvey and Townsend).

    The silly comment of the year goes to kets who said Marv should be starting ahead of shelvey loooool. I really don’t think people are aware just how good shelvey is!!

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  • giimps

    Jan 15, 2016 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #10

    Lovely free kick by joey Barton for burnley

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  • jazzyp

    Jan 15, 2016 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #11

    To whoever owns the Siem de Jong voodoo doll: you’ve made your point. Please stop

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  • G

    Jan 15, 2016 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #12

    @11, agreed. Lol

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  • Bambams

    Jan 15, 2016 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #13

    Speaks volumes when Gouffran has priced himself out of a move for first team football. Seemingly his wages could only be afforded by one club in France -PSG

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  • SUTTY1978

    Jan 15, 2016 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #14

    Why do people write things like “good to have players that are premier league proven like Townsend”. All thats been proven with him is that he cant cut the mustard. Why do we keep buying seriously out of form players or ones that have just recovered from long term injury? Why does anyone think that Townsend will come in and hit the ground running? He’s another player, like Thauvin who had a brief period when he looked decent and hash been awful for two years. Why would he suddenly become great when he rocks up at the player graveyard of the toon?
    If you want to buy players that will hit the ground running the buy ones that have had a cracking season so far and are in form now,

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  • jazzyp

    Jan 15, 2016 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #15

    Does anyone think the transfer policy is starting to change ??…….24 mill on English talent is un heard of from Nufc.
    Sky sports saying a loan, Which I feel would be better as makes the player have to prove him self.
    Lacazette admitting he wants a move to the Pl now as well and Aulas has been made aware !!
    Interesting days folk…..interesting days

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  • Jib

    Jan 15, 2016 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #16

    I bet Siem doesn’t call Shelvey “baldy” again in training.

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  • BandB

    Jan 15, 2016 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #17

    Is there an insurance scam somewhere out there where you can make claim if you inadvertently buy a sh*tty winger?
    If there is, we must be customers.

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  • will die for the toon army

    Jan 15, 2016 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #18

    Townsend isnot a bad player. With Mcca he will become good.

    I would judge Mcca on Thauvin if he ever becomes good.

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  • Our Toon

    Jan 15, 2016 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #19

    Jazzy

    Lacazette has said he wants CL football if he joins a PL. Wants to play for a passing team not a side that play long ball football. Apparently he was talking about us.

    This window is very reminiscent of the last battle we had under pardew….when we bought 5 players

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  • p

    Jan 15, 2016 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #20

    sutty1978 – you can’t get people like Vardy, they just won’t come to a relegation club.

    The options you have are always going to be a gamble unless you are lucky enough to get someone like Remy on loan. Forget in form players coming to a relegation team.

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  • jazzyp

    Jan 15, 2016 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #21

    Our toon

    we can all dream matey…Lacazette would be some statement don’t ya think ??.
    I hope you’re right regarding incomings, As many have said a forward is a must to stave off relegation.

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  • lochinvar

    Jan 15, 2016 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #22

    We’re rock bottom of the Physio League and now SDJ ….not surprising we’ve had a difficult start to the season… Watford have lost 180 hours of player time….we’ve lost well over 1,000

    http://m.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/35313650

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  • will die for the toon army

    Jan 15, 2016 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #23

    Lacazatte can never lead a line of any of the top 6 clubs.

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  • toon kk

    Jan 15, 2016 at 8:50 PM

    Comment #24

    Don’t be surprised if Townsend comes he’s our final signing, I just can’t see Mash spending more on a striker.
    Strange how our major weaknesses are getting overlooked again.

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  • Oldgit1

    Jan 15, 2016 at 8:54 PM

    Comment #25

    Can’t understand why fellow bloggers are putting Townsend as a left winger. I know he is left footed but plays on the right wing and cuts inside to hit the ball with his left. He played this role for England and he has said himself he prefers the right side. Where do we play sissisco who plays in that position ?

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  • will die for the toon army

    Jan 15, 2016 at 8:56 PM

    Comment #26

    Toon kk

    Mitrovic used to score goals for fun in Belgium and i believe with the right players around him he will excel.

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  • p

    Jan 15, 2016 at 8:57 PM

    Comment #27

    I think they want a striker with Cisse out, Rivierre injury prone and to date not very good. Toney is recalled of course but Arma not.

    It’s a big gamble not to go for a talisman who will get you goals – Austin or perhaps to a lesser extent Remy or Berhnino when lack of goals has generally been our undoing.

    Besides, it does seem that we put in a bid of around 18m for Lacazette. I don’t think he will come anywhere near a club in the relegation zone but, it does suggest they were prepared to go big on a striker this January.

    I’m not sure Townsend could be seen as a substation for this, more likely the opportunity to perhaps get an asset that might appreciate at a good price, can perhaps fit in the team to add some value and perhaps plug a whole Thauvin was supposed to fill.

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  • will die for the toon army

    Jan 15, 2016 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #28

    Oldgit1

    They will rotate with Sissoko.

    We are going to be a good counter attaking team with townsend on board.

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  • jazzyp

    Jan 15, 2016 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #29

    Toonkk

    I think a few more will come in yet. Hopefully first team players that can make a difference, and not fringe players or young lads with potential. Not what we need in this transfer window

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  • toon kk

    Jan 15, 2016 at 9:01 PM

    Comment #30

    Oldgit
    You need more than one quality player for each possition, any well run club should always have strength in depth, not like us rely on no first team injuries.

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  • will die for the toon army

    Jan 15, 2016 at 9:01 PM

    Comment #31

    I want Mcca to build a team around Mitrovic. I believe he wont move to others clubs so easily compared to other players. Thats why am against buying a new striker

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  • SUTTY1978

    Jan 15, 2016 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #32

    It would be just about right that we have a striker whose main attribute is aerial prowess and we end up playing with inverted wingers. Sissoko moved to the left, Townsend on the right. McPardew is on the case.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jan 15, 2016 at 9:06 PM

    Comment #33

    This guy is cursed and so is Newcastle :/

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  • will die for the toon army

    Jan 15, 2016 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #34

    Its the FBs to swing the balls for Mitrovic. We have Janmatt now we need Willems and we

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  • toon kk

    Jan 15, 2016 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #35

    Will die
    Let’s hope Mitro doesn’t get injured, I do think he has potential to be a great player with the right service, but for what ever reason the club doesn’t seem to see our defence as a problem and strengthening our strike force as a priority.

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  • belgrade fan

    Jan 15, 2016 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #36

    Palace in talk with Adebayor, according to soccer souce. so Remy….

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  • will die for the toon army

    Jan 15, 2016 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #37

    Toon kk

    Colo and Dummett can take us thru the season. All we need now is goals.

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  • belgrade fan

    Jan 15, 2016 at 9:19 PM

    Comment #38

    so, if Berahino goes to Chelski we must get Remy. or Berahino comes to almighty resurrected Toon. win win

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  • martoon

    Jan 15, 2016 at 9:19 PM

    Comment #39

    Jib @16 LOL 🙂

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  • SUTTY1978

    Jan 15, 2016 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #40

    Hmm, lets get Berahino too, you can never have enough out of form, unfit players!

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