Some bad news for Newcastle with the club taking the unusual step of announcing that Salomon Rondon has sustained a thigh injury and the unfortunate thing is the club don’t know how long he will be out for.
Rondon struggled at Crystal Palace with a thigh strain last week and was replaced by Joselu for the second half of that game.
That wouldn’t have helped things that he played the first half when he was injured.
Salomon Rondon – has thigh injury – but how serious is it?
Here’s the announcement on the Newcastle website:
Rondon sustains Thigh Injury
The Venezuelan striker, who is on a season-long loan from West Bromwich Albion, was withdrawn from the match at Selhurst Park at half time.
Rondon is undergoing treatment with the Magpies’ medical team and further assessment of the extent of the injury will be made in due course.
That even sounds like it may be a more serious injury than first thought – and that would be very bad news.
This is getting to be a bit like earlier this year when we signed Leicester striker Islam Slimani on loan and he was injured for most of the time he was at Newcastle.
Bit Rondon has a good record of injuries in that he has missed very few games in the past due to injuries.
This is not good news because we are already finding it difficult to score goals this season.
And we have Dwight Gayle on loan to West Brom for the season and we sold Aleksandar Mitrovic to Fulham last summer.
Yoshimori Muto is another forward we signed in the summer but he is still getting used to the physical nature of the Premier League.