More time out for de Jong.
Newcastle United have confirmed Siem de Jong will miss another two months. It is a bitter blow for the Dutch international – who suffered a similar injury while playing for Ajax in 2013.
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The news calls into question the ongoing fitness of the Magpies £6 million summer signing. He has been on the treatment table for most of the season, and after nearly being ready to return will now need further surgery.
“It’s very sad for me personally, especially since I was almost back in contention and feeling great” De Jong said.
“I’m sorry for my team-mates, 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.”
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) February 10, 2015