PSV confirm latest injury for Newcastle’s Siem de Jong
Siem de Jong is injured once again.
After scoring in consecutive games off the bench against Go Ahead Eagles and Ajax, it has been confirmed the Newcastle midfielder is once again on the sidelines.
PSV have announced that in the later stages of that Ajax match at the weekend, Siem de Jong suffered a tear to his groin.
This means he is set to be out of action until February, though some of that time will be taken up by the Dutch league’s winter break.
Those two goals for PSV had come 20 months since Siem de Jong scored his one and only league goal for Newcastle, that coming in April 2015 when United lost 3-2 at home to Swansea.
However, despite playing a decent number of matches for PSV so far this season, both starting and off the bench, he still hasn’t reached full fitness and indeed missed a spell earlier in the season due to a calf muscle injury.
After Sunday’s match Siem de Jong had said:
“This game was end to end, I think Ajax had more chances but we had a phase in the first half where we had two very good chances.
”Ajax scored a good goal in the second half but after that, we took the initiative and created good chances to score. It was a good match for the supporters that could have gone either way as both teams tried to find a winner.
”I fully understand the mixed reactions and booing from the Ajax supporters and I’m happy to have been of importance for PSV in scoring the equalizer.
”I will always have respect for Ajax and the people here, that will always be the case but now I have to show my value to PSV.”
Earlier, when he scored that winner against Go Ahead Eagles, Siem de Jong was getting just a little carried away:
“I would definitely like to (still) succeed at Newcastle United.
“It would be a nice scenario that they are promoted first and then I return to play in the Premier League.”
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