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Local Journalist Indicates Jetro Willems Season Is Over

The Chronicle’s Lee Ryder has just tweeted the following devastating though somewhat expected update on Jetro Willems.

When Jetro went down holding his knee on Saturday, it looked to be a serious injury. His reaction alone seemed to indicate that he knew it was a bad one.

The extent of Jetro’s injury is yet to be confirmed, but he has an unfortunate history with knee ligament injuries. He suffered one in April of 2014 as well as July of 2015.

This is some devastating news for the Dutchman whose performances were putting him into the reckoning for this summer’s European Championships.

We just hope that Jetro can get back in time for the beginning of next season, whether Newcastle trigger his permanent clause or not.

When Hatem Ben Arfa was on loan and suffered his broken leg in October of 2010, Newcastle still signed him up permanently the following January.

So hopefully, they’ll do the same with Jetro even though his history of knee injuries will always be a concern.

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27 comments so far

  • kilcline

    Jan 20, 2020 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #1

    God knows what we did as a club in a previous life, our luck is rotten!

  • B&W blood

    Jan 20, 2020 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #2

    This is a real shame, added a great balance on the left we haven’t had for years

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Jan 20, 2020 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #3

    We should start the Brucie bingo. guess who gets injured.

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Jan 20, 2020 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #4

    Step forward Rolando Aarons! This is your last chance!

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 20, 2020 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #5

    Luckily we’ve got a right sided winger who’s too old to be given a new deal to fill in then isn’t it.

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jan 20, 2020 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #6

    Didn’t realise that he had two previous time outs with ACL injuries
    Feel for the lad

  • RobLeenio

    Jan 20, 2020 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #7

    Jetro’s gonna be gutted. His big aim in coming to us was to get back in the Dutch National team, which his performances merited in my eyes.

    If he fails to win a permanent move to us following this injury, it’s possible he’ll end up sitting warming a bench somewhere as the best years of his career pass him by.

    Hopefully, NUFC will see sense and buy him anyway, even if he can’t play for us until, say, October.

    If Lejeune’s two ACL injuries are anything to go by, he could be back in time for pre-season training, though a medical might be tough to get through.

  • JP...from The Rock

    Jan 20, 2020 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #8

    This is rotten luck. Really improved our team. Played brilliantly. Really hope we still sign him though.

  • Big Bruce Stars.

    Jan 20, 2020 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #9

    I think the problem here is exactly the point that Ben Arfa was invested in despite his injury – not that Willems is as impetuous of course – but the club has a history of punting on fixer-uppers and I think they will probably have had enough now. I think we have seen the last of him, a shame as he was an excellent loaner and well worth signing.

  • catchy in norway

    Jan 20, 2020 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #10

    I wish him a speedy and full recovery, he has been a decent player for us this season.

  • catchy in norway

    Jan 20, 2020 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #11

    But it also could be good to take a chance on him at a very knocked down price

  • Our Toon

    Jan 20, 2020 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #12

    What a shame, hope he recovers from it. Didnt look good at the time either.

    We’ve got dummett and Ritchie who can do the job on left tho so hopefully enough cover for him. Must be a relief for Ritchie knowing he’s not gonna be subbed between 69 to 75mins of every game no matter how he plays

  • posada

    Jan 20, 2020 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #13

    At the game Saturday. With ten minutes to go I was thinking to myself there must be a limit to us playing this way. Namely, conceding possession and hoping to hit on the break.
    Then we scored and what a wonderful weekend I had.

    However, there has to be a limit to this. Or is there. Fact, we don’t have the quality of the top 4 to play them at their own game. I can’t see that changing any time soon.
    As a consequence the Prem is going back over as an entertainment for the supporters.

    Would make this point though. Games like Sat are a stand off. We say to Chelsea, if you want to score you’ll have to take a chance and put 7,8 or 9 players beyond the ball. Over do it and we will break with ASM and Almo. If they decide not to risk it for a biscuit they end up with loads of possession and sometimes nowt to show for it. Their choice.

    However, you still have to say, is it entertainment when 10 clubs just can’t compete at the same level as the elite.

  • hibbit

    Jan 20, 2020 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #14

    a lot will depend on who we bring in to replace him, if it’s a loan or a permanent deal.
    either way the lads going to be missed, and very hard to replace with the same quality at this time in the season

  • posada

    Jan 20, 2020 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #15

    Another point. Man City do this a lot. With their quality they pin teams in their own half.
    Then they get loads of players forward.
    If the other team does get a break going. Sometimes that might be just twice in a half of football. As a last resort they foul the player and take a booking.
    It’s a pre-planned tactic.

    This swings the balance of things even more in their favour. The possession game etc.

    They will have to change back to proper football after they have made the game not worth watching.

  • lesh

    Jan 20, 2020 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #16

    For all those looking forward to Brucie’s ‘front foot’ football, according to the Chronic you shouldn’t hold your breath.

    ‘Steve Bruce believes it could take up to six transfer windows for Newcastle United’s playing style to change so the Magpies can be ‘up and at teams’. At least he’s being honest. It looks as though he thinks Ashley’ll back him for six windows. Another six windows under Ashley?

  • RobLeenio

    Jan 20, 2020 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #17

    Rumours on twitter that Dummett is also out for the season.

    Looks like a left-sided defender will become our priority for the next ten or so days.

  • TomaKaThor

    Jan 20, 2020 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #18

    Another morning and another day of no real transfer news.. Sigh

  • Reilly

    Jan 20, 2020 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #19

    Keith Downie
    Jetro Willems & Paul Dummett been ruled out until the end of the season

  • lochinvar

    Jan 20, 2020 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #20

    What happens if Bruce gets injured.
    Do we have to get cover in during January ?
    Nobody thought of that .
    No problems he’s a solid built lad so don’t expect any problems.

  • barkel

    Jan 20, 2020 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #21

    well there’s 2 spots in the squad that can be filled with incomings, might not need to sell before buying (loaning)

  • Mindshaft

    Jan 20, 2020 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #22

    2 squad places freed up , pointless naming dumnett or willems in the new squad submitted to f.a at end of month

  • RobLeenio

    Jan 20, 2020 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #23

    If you want to find an upside to this, we’ll have two squad places to work with as we won’t need to name Jetro or Dummy in our squad for the second half of the season.

  • Lindisfarne

    Jan 20, 2020 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #24

    GUARDIAN – Reinforcement can add to Newcastle’s happiness
    Matt Ritchie celebrated Isaac Hayden’s last-gasp winner by kicking the corner flag into the crowd – where it hit a Newcastle fan in the groin, leaving him in agony. Frank Lampard and Chelsea probably felt much the same after monopolising possession and having 19 shots on target. What the bald statistics do not reveal is the visitors often passed sideways and created mainly half?chances. While Reece James shone for Chelsea at right?back the other contenders for man of the match were all Newcastle players. They should shortly be joined by the Austria winger Valentino Lazaro after a provisional loan agreement was reached with Internazionale. Lazaro can expect some expert “out of possession” training?ground tutelage from Steve Bruce and his assistant Steve Agnew. The defensive masterclass here was not accidental.
    Louise Taylor

  • RobLeenio

    Jan 20, 2020 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #25

    oops, should have refreshed the page before posting, sorry for the multi-duplication…

    Great minds and all that.

  • Lindisfarne

    Jan 20, 2020 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #26

    Triple snap!

  • geordietom

    Jan 20, 2020 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #27

    prefer ginger snap’s …



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