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Midfielder Seems Confident Of Crystal Palace Return

Jonjo Shelvey gave an interview to NUFC TV last night as the squad visited some children at the Newcastle Royal Infirmary.

Shelvey explained how he was injured and also seems to be very confident of a return on Saturday. This is what the stand-in skipper had to say:

“I had a minor strain in my calf on Thursday before the game. It’s probably key to miss one game rather than six or seven if I’d made it worse.

“I should be back training by Thursday, so that’ll give me a chance to play on Saturday, so fingers crossed.”

The injury occurred on the Thursday training session, which makes sense as Jonjo was seen in the training images released last Wednesday. So was Miguel Almiron, so we would assume that he picked up his hamstring injury around the same time as Jonjo.

Jonjo Shelvey and Miguel Almiron– in training last Wednesday

As you would expect, Jonjo wanted desperately to be involved at Burnley. If it was up to him, he would have been. This is what Shelvey said about the decision to miss out last weekend:

“I didn’t want to miss the game on Saturday. I still asked if I could play but the medical staff made a decision to miss that game.”

This is a very promising update from the midfielder. It appears as though Jonjo is ready to return barring a reaction in tomorrow’s session. So fingers crossed that the in-form 27-year-old will make it through unscathed.

Here is a wonderful video of the players and staff at the Newcastle Royal Infirmary. It’s so great that Newcastle do this annually for these children who are going through such a rough time in their young lives.

5 comments so far

  • Jib

    Dec 18, 2019 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #1

    It’ll be interesting to see if Ancelotti attends Goodison tonight
    for Evertons Carabao cup game vs Leicester.

  • Assassins Inc

    Dec 18, 2019 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #2

    Hibbs, you think they would sell Madison, I mean money talks but he is such a big thing at the foxes.
    I guess it could happen, funny how no one was ever tempted to see how much they would ask for Vardy.

  • Lindisfarne

    Dec 18, 2019 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #3


    …..to the PL

  • JohnJ

    Dec 19, 2019 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #4

    Brilliant video of the lads visiting the kids in hospital as Sean Longstaff says “It’s Heartwarmin”

  • JohnJ

    Dec 19, 2019 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #5

    Or “it warms the heart”


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