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Siem De Jong Admits It’s Hard To Say When He’ll Be Fit And It’s A ‘Nasty’ Injury

6 years ago
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Siem De Jong was back in Amsterdam at the weekend, the Newcastle United midfielder launching the first Ajax Foundation 5km run.

De Jong continues to be a big fan of his old club’s social projects such as Scoring For Health and Ajax Streetwise, which are supported by the Foundation.

When asked about the Fun Run setting;

“It is nice I can do this, it’s a grand and beautiful setting.”

Although he was equally complimentary about his new home;

“Newcastle is a great City, cosy, a bit like Amsterdam. There are many students and that helps keep the City vibrant.”

Return from injury?;

“It is hard to say really when I will be fit again.

“It is going well and I feel good but it is a nasty injury. I hate it even more as you want to help the team but you can’t.

“Being able to support the other Dutch guys, that’s good.”

Unless Newcastle can pick themselves up in the meantime, the expectation on Soem De Jong is going to be huge and hopefully the club won’t bring him back until he’s fully ready. Fingers crossed that this is sooner rather than later.

After the operation to the torn tendon in his thigh, Siem De Jong said that he would be on crutches for at least six weeks and he is now four weeks into that period.

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