Newcastle United have announced that Siem de Jong has had surgery for a pneumothorax (collapsed lung), this is similar to a previous problem that he suffered from when with Ajax in 2013.

De Jong has undergone surgery today and is expected to be out for two months according to an official club statement, although he only missed a month at the start of last season when undergoing treatment for the original problem in that area when at Ajax.

Siem de Jong;

“After four months of hard work getting back to full fitness it is such bad luck to suffer another setback.

“We are all hopeful that the surgery I will have this week will ensure I don’t have any repeat of the condition in the future.”

Sorry for fans and teammates;

“It is very sad for me personally, especially since I was almost back in contention and feeling great. I’m sorry for my teammates, the Club and our fans that I’m not able to help the team for a little while longer.

“I am determined to come back stronger as soon as possible. Thank you to everyone for your support.”

I’m sure that many of you will be like me and wonder if we are ever going to see a fully fit Siem de Jong, the midfielder suffering a number of injuries and illnesses in his final season in Holland and now having a nightmare filled first season on Tyneside.

Here’s to hoping for a fully fit Siem de Jong next season.



  • No Brainer

    Get shot he’s a freaking liability

  • Maximus Moose

    Another Duff signing by the Genius Carr

  • Ashleys wizard sleeve

    Shame for the lad, but he’s got form for this and the club should have been aware. We all knew wh n he initially got knocked he would be a player warming the physio bench more than playing. Well at least he’s got plenty of time to recoup before the start of next season

  • beardsleys cat

    Sorry to hear this but this kid will never play…hence the cheap price tag.

  • No Brainer

    Aye a kna I said the same to my boss when he gave a me a colleague who later got really sick I thought ha one man you should have known that was going to happen.
    he looked at me like I was daft

  • RexN

    He’ll be like a new signing next season …… or the season after.

  • mattmattmattmatt

    Nice to see a good dose of empathy from you lot for the lad.

  • Double Carpet

    Glad to hear empathy and compassion are big principles in your house. So proud we’re fellow NUFC fans.

  • Paul Soulsby

    Now he will be like a new signing.

  • GToon

    Poor bloke – hope he is ok.

  • No Brainer

    I take it back it wasn’t meant as what I really want he is a very good player and when right be very good for us and of course hope he is better soon as with all our squad.

  • Columbus Mag

    I feel sorry for the guy and hope he has a speedy recovery, but sheesh…you couldn’t make it up with that lot!

  • Paul Patterson

    For f***s sake . .

  • dav_art

    Best wishes to the lad.  I hope he recovers soon.

  • DownUnderMag

    How the hell do you get a collapsed lung in training?  You just can’t make the stuff up at this club anymore…

  • Polarboy

    Looking at his apps for Ajax he hasn’t been injury prone his entire career, 10-13 he appears in an average number of league games, so hopefully he has just had an unlucky run one leading from the next.

  • Double Carpet

    Fair enough. With you on that one. Hope he can recover and be the player we hope. Sadly, I have my doubts.

  • scotty63

    DownUnderMag I believe he was fetching Honest John’s tea

  • Jarra MIck

    Blokes a fcukin crock been saying it since we signed him, another gamble by fatso gone wrong. How can you sympathise with him what has he done to deserve our sympathy? Blokes no better than Michael Owen. All footballers are cnuts and charlatans like De Jong are the worst kind! Wish I could sit on me arse for 7 months getting paid 40k plus makes me blood boil!!!!

  • PhilYare

    its likely that FB’s transfer policy involves signing injury prone players at ‘knock down’ prices

    that way they can spend ‘money’ on assumed quality and keep 50,000 people happy then blame bad luck for injuries

    sounds about right

  • MarkKilmister

    Buying a player that has been constantly injury prone throughout his career (de Jong) and bringing in two others forwards (Riviere & Ferreyra) who either can’t score and ever get fit enough to play over not paying up an extra £4 – £5 million for Lacazette last summer has been a huge mistake on Charnley & Carr’s part. Just beggers belief……!!!

    Hope they’ve learnt a lesson now in not just going after crocked bargains every time & actually just pay up for proven quality as it will actually get them more money in future when it comes time to sell if that’s all they are bothered about.

  • RichMilburn

    Siem ‘Brittle’ De Jong

  • mrkgw

    Bad luck but, the club should pay the going rate for top, reliable talent and the impact of this sort of thing would be absorbed in that other players could cover. We are getting thin on the ground.

  • RichMilburn

    MarkKilmister 2014/15 – Lacazette 29 appearances, 25 goals
    Emmanuel Rivière  – 18 appearances, 2 goals
    Facundo Ferreyra – 0 appearances, 0 goals.
    yeah you are 100% correct. Lacazette is also now worth 3*more than we could have purchased him  for in the summer. So much for our faultless scouting system…or perhaps it was the fat barstool unwilling to tak a gamble..?
    Incidentally Ligue 1 has some of, if not, the best defenders in european football, so lacazette’s goal tally should be highly respected.

  • Sickandtiredstill

    Obviously I feel sorry for the lad and wish him well in his recovery.
    But hang on here – Carr ‘scouted’ and recommended a player who had a previous collapsed lung along with his other injuries  while at Ajax?
    Before I’m accused of anything (NoBrainer) – doesn’t anyone else find that extremely strange (to put it very politely)?

  • RichMilburn

    Sickandtiredstill If you have suffered a collapsed lung you are considerably more likely to have another one in the future. Siem falls into the high risk category for repeated pneumothorax, he is tall and thin and has suffered through this in the past.. This was a gamble that the club knew they were taking when they signed him.

  • Sickandtiredstill

    No Brainer –  Seriously, and I am being serious here. Injuries are injuries, but we bought a guy who missed half the season before we signed him. Looks like he’s missing the entire season for us.
    Twice now with the same lung issue, Surely even you have to question the clubs wisdom in signing this lad? Eh?

  • Sickandtiredstill

    RichMilburn Sickandtiredstill A gamble on a guy who has lung problems!

    Hey come on everyone, you can’t make this stuff up! And NoBrainer will argue ’till he’s sick in the face that I apparently tell lies and untruths about how bad this regime is!

  • RichMilburn

    Sickandtiredstill RichMilburn Some gambles pay off (demba ba, loic remy)…. but I agree, most of them dont!

  • Sickandtiredstill

    RichMilburn Sickandtiredstill For sure. Signing fit players is a big enough gamble, but with his record?

    This really takes the biscuit even for anyone trying not to be too judgmental, doesn’t it?

  • RichMilburn

    Sickandtiredstill RichMilburn It’s funny you should say that, when we signed him a lot of people on here were saying how he could be the saviour of our season and our new cabaye, but I was getting slammed (before livefyre) for saying we wont see much of him because he spends most of his time on the examination table. I  think he has ability, but whats the use of ability when you can only exhibit it once or twice a season?

  • Sickandtiredstill

    RichMilburn Sickandtiredstill I hear you.
    Not sure how anyone can not question this big time.

  • RichMilburn

    Sickandtiredstill RichMilburn Only people who can question it are the peaople who are totally ignorant of his time in the eredivisie. Where he was ‘out’ more than he was ‘in’…oh and our scouts it seems…

  • RichMilburn

    MarkKilmister but trying to convince the regime that they were wrong?…..yeah…no chance

  • RichardRenwick

    fully fit next season, pigs might fly

  • Lee Spoor

    Tough one to take. Speedy recovery Son.

  • Brownale69

    Same as 2013! Ha how did he pass a medical? Is this a waste of £££?

  • No Brainer

    Right now I say that buying Siem has been an mistake.
    You may have read my protests sbot the football team yesterday about who my startifriendly stakee if we had everyone fit siem would not be in my starting line up.
    As for him being a mistake many thought colo was a mistake after his first season so like with most things in life, I’ll take a rational view and decide for sure when his time here is up.
    I had the same point of view when shearer was showing all his usual determination going for a poor pass against everton in a pre-season friendly. It was a mistake.

  • Demented_Man

    Mao-Tse-Ashley will be furious.  £6 million chucked down the drain.

  • Sickandtiredstill

    No Brainer I’m glad that we actually have, sort of, an area of agreement.
    Then again I would suggest there is an obvious disparity between a ‘mistake’ based on supporters opinions in relation to player ability, and that of a medical liability.
    One simply has to question why this lad was bought given the medical issues he had and once again has.

  • shadsdad

    BEST OF LUCK SON.I’M SURE YOU’LL BE BACK FOR ALL OUR SAKES SOON!

  • Toonbadger

    RichMilburn MarkKilmister  Lacazeete would not come to Newcastle in a million years From the outside looking in NUFC is a very badly run club on the playing side and Fat Mick puts players off joining because he is a little spoiled brat and a Hitler clone

  • Toonbadger

    Get shot of him Total waste of space