Steve Bruce has been handed another injury blow according to a report in the Daily Mail. Craig Hope is reporting that Jonjo Shelvey will miss another month with a hamstring strain.
— MailOnline Sport (@MailSport) January 29, 2020
Shelvey last played for Newcastle in the Chelsea win a few weeks ago. Since then, he made the trip to Everton one week ago but did not get on the pitch. He was not in the squad that only managed a draw against Oxford.
The 27-year-old has had a struggle with injuries since last season when he missed much of the campaign with a thigh injury. He’s also missed a few games this season with various injuries, including a calf injury that kept him out of the loss to Burnley in December.
Thankfully, Bruce has cover at the position with the Longstaff brothers, new signing Nabil Bentaleb, and utility man Isaac Hayden, who has spent much of the past month covering at right wing-back and even center-back.
Jonjo remains Newcastle’s leading scorer with 5 goals in his 15 Premier League appearances. He is one of nine current Magpies who are injured at the moment, including Paul Dummett and Jetro Willems, who are out for the season with Jetro having returned to the Netherlands to start his long road back from his most recent knee injury.