Injured Cisse’s Newcastle season may be over

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PAPISS Cisse is struggling to play again this season after suffering a knee injury in Newcastle United’s defeat to Swansea City.

Cisse left St James’s Park on crutches after Saturday’s 2-1 loss, and the striker will this week have a scan on the problem, which he suffered early in the game.

United manager Alan Pardew doesn’t expect Cisse to be available for the club’s game at Arsenal on April 28.

“Papiss has hurt his knee, and is going to have a scan,” Pardew said. “We’ll have to wait and see.”

Luuk de Jong, Cisse’s fellow striker, also left the field in the first half after suffering an ankle problem.

De Jong hobbled out of the stadium wearing a protective boot, but United manager Alan Pardew is hopeful the on-loan player’s injury is not serious.

“I think Luuk is not too bad – he went over on his ankle,” said Pardew.

De Jong was replaced by fit-again forward Loic Remy, who had missed Newcastle’s previous six games with a calf injury.