Earlier today it was revealed (see below) by Newcastle United that Jonjo Shelvey had sustained a knee injury on Saturday.
An official announcement from the club said that it came about when the midfielder collided with goalkeeper Martin Dubravka.
Shelvey is set to be ‘further assessed’ and to have the injury ‘scanned’ this week.
However, later on Tuesday there has been another update, from Craig Hope who covers Newcastle United for The Mail, he often has an insight into what is happening at the club with various exclusives.
He says that against expectations, there is a chance that Jonjo Shelvey could still play at Anfield on Saturday.
The man from The Mail saying that once the swelling eases they will be able to make a proper diagnosis, with being able to play on, one of the possibilities.
However, there is also an admission that there is the potential for this to be a ‘longer-term’ problem.
Just to put the icing on the cake, Craig Hope reveals that Jonjo Shelvey has also ‘been receiving painkilling injections’ and that this caused him problems late on at Bournemouth.
The midfielder seen doubled up with his hands on his knees as Bournemouth scored their two goals.
Craig Hope who covers Newcastle for The Mail:
“Understand Jonjo Shelvey could yet be fit for Liverpool on Sat if knee scan reveals no serious damage once swelling eases.
“But there’s a fear of longer-term layoff, too.
“He’s also been receiving painkilling injections in groin in recent weeks and was feeling that late on at Bournemouth.”
The Mag – Tuesday 27 February 2018 (earlier today):
Bad news on Tuesday lunchtime as Newcastle United have announced that Jonjo Shelvey has suffered a knee injury.
The midfielder is set to have a scan and will be assessed further this week.
The injury occurred during Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Bournemouth.
Much was made after the match regarding poor defending from Jonjo Shelvey.
Frank Lampard in particular on Match of The Day pointed to Shelvey with doubled over with his hands on his knees standing outside the box, as each of the goals hit the back of the net.
Lampard suggesting Jonjo Shelvey had a ‘concentration’ problem.
That may need to be reassessed now…
Up until the late goals, Shelvey had had a decent match, playing a part in most dangerous attacks and he was key to making the first goal for Dwight Gayle.
He did miss a sitter shortly before Bournemouth pulled their first goal back.
Against Manchester United, Jonjo Shelvey had easily his best game of the season and probably of his entire time at Newcastle.
Recent games had also suggested he was building a decent partnership with Mohamed Diame.
You would imagine that he will definitely miss Saturday against Liverpool and then Southampton at home the following week.
Though with the Spurs match set to be put back, it could help Shelvey and Newcastle, as it would be almost five weeks from now until the eighth last game of the season when Newcastle host Huddersfield on 31 March.
Sky Sports are reporting that the injury was picked up when Shelvey collided with Martin Dubravka.
Newcastle United Official Statement:
Jonjo Shelvey suffered a knee injury during Saturday’s draw at AFC Bournemouth.
The midfielder will be further assessed and scanned this week.
Shelvey – who turned 26 on Tuesday – has made 23 appearances for the Magpies so far this season, scoring once.