Newcastle: Siem de Jong ‘out for a number of months’

BLOW ... Newcastle's Siem de Jong.

BLOW ... Newcastle's Siem de Jong.

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NEWCASTLE United have confirmed that Siem de Jong is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

It emerged last night that the summer signing faced a lay-off of up to four months.

And Newcastle today issued a statement confirming that de Jong had suffered an injury in training.

The statement read: “Siem de Jong sustained an injury to his right thigh in training earlier this week, and is to be assessed further at the start of next week.

“Initial indications are that he is likely to be out for a number of months.”

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