When Jetro Willems limped off the pitch on Wednesday, we feared the worst. He pulled up trying to track Ayoze Perez on a Leicester City break. Ayoze crossed the ball to Kelechi Iheanacho, but Martin Dubravka was able to make a superb save to keep it at 2-0.
That was it for Jetro and it didn’t look good as he limped down the tunnel with a reported groin problem. With Matt Ritchie just returning to individual training, having Jetro out for any length of time would be devastating news.
However, Jetro has spoken to the Shields Gazette and is quite confident that he hasn’t severely injured his groin.
“I’ve never known anything like that. It’s difficult. You play three games in seven days.
“It was my groin and hamstrings. Everybody feels something. I’ve played all the games.
“For me, it’s the first time I have had this (many games over Christmas). Normally, you have a break. But now you just keep going.
“The Prem is not like other leagues. It’s pretty difficult, but it’s nothing bad, bad, bad. I think I will be there for the next Prem game.”
This is good news, though we’ll find out the full extent of Jetro’s injury once he gets his scan. He’ll definitely be out for the cup-tie at Rochdale. Having him back for Wolves would be a pleasant development.
We have been a little concerned for Jetro, who has taken time getting to full fitness this season. He’s missed a couple of games with knee issues and has looked off the pace at times lately.
Hopefully, this injury is not too serious, and a week and a half of recovery will be enough time for him to be back for next Saturday.
Who Was Newcastle's Best Player In 3-0 Defeat To Leicester City?
- Martin Dubravka (66%, 1,073 )
- Miguel Almiron (10%, 169 )
- Federico Fernandez (4%, 72 )
- Yoshinori Muto (4%, 58 )
- Jonjo Shelvey (3%, 51 )
- Joelinton (3%, 43 )
- Florian Lejeune (2%, 37 )
- Javier Manquillo (2%, 27 )
- Isaac Hayden (1%, 23 )
- Sean Longstaff (1%, 21 )
- Emil Krafth (1%, 19 )
- Fabian Schar (1%, 16 )
- DeAndre Yedlin (1%, 11 )
- Jetro Willems (0%, 6 )
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