Newcastle United have revealed that young defender Jamie Sterry had a groin operation on Monday.

He is now set to miss the start of pre-season training the first week in July.

Sterry turns 22 in November and is one of the younger players who stands a bit of a chance of coming through the ranks into the first team squad.

He made his Premier League debut when coming on as a substitute in the 5-1 win over Tottenham a year ago.

A successful loan spell at Coventry in the first half of this season, Jamie Sterry was then kept at the club as defensive cover in the closing stages of the promotion race.

The full-back made only two league appearances for the Magpies this season, coming off the bench in the 4-0 home win over Rotherham and 2-0 away victory at Cardiff.

His only start for Newcastle came in the 2-0 home win over Cheltenham in the league Cup last August.

Unfortunately, having played for Coventry in the competition previously, Jamie Sterry couldn’t turn out for Newcastle in this season’s FA Cup matches as he was cup-tied.

Official Newcastle United statement:

‘Young defender Jamie Sterry has undergone a successful groin operation this week.

The Newcastle-born right-back – who made three appearances for the Magpies in all competitions last season, either side of a loan spell with Coventry City – suffered with the injury towards the end of last season and had surgery on Monday.

He is now likely to miss the beginning of pre-season training on July 3rd but should be fully fit for the early stages of United’s 2017/18 Premier League campaign.

Highly-rated Sterry – who made his top-flight debut under Rafa Benítez in the 5-1 win over Tottenham on the final day of the 2015/16 season – signed a new four-year contract at St. James’ Park last August.