At his pre-match West Brom press conference, John Carver revealed that Siem de Jong had been for a scan on his thigh.

The Dutch midfielder had came off the bench against both Swansea and Leicester, scoring against the Swans.

In recent weeks, both player and the head coach had targeted Saturday’s West Brom match as a possibility for only his second ever Premier League start, the first being back in August against Crystal Palace.

The news left many fans fearing the worst, with seemingly now no chance of de Jong featuring in the remaining three games.

However, Siem de Jong has used his Twitter account to put out the following more optimistic message.

The Newcastle player saying he isn’t injured and simply needs to get stronger to be able to cope with the Premier League.

De Jong seemingly rules himself out of this Saturday against West Brom  but hopes to train next week and be involved against both QPR and West Ham.

Siem de Jong:

“I’m not injured again, I’m just not strong enough yet. I hope to train again next week and help the team as much as I can the last games.

“I’ve tried to come back as soon as possible after 2 heavy operations. I wish I could have done more!”

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