Siem de Jong’s fitness boost for Newcastle

Siem de Jong in action for Newcastle United against Oldham Athletic. Picture by FRANK REID
Siem de Jong in action for Newcastle United against Oldham Athletic. Picture by FRANK REID
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SIEM de Jong has handed beleaguered Newcastle United a fitness boost after revealing he is set to resume training.

De Jong suffered a collapsed lung last month and it was feared his season could be over.

It may still be touch and go whether the attacker plays again this campaign, but the Dutchman revealed on Twitter today that he was set to return to training.

De Jong wrote: “The last X-ray was all good! So tomorrow I will start training for myself again.”

De Jong has only featured three times for the first team this season after his £6m move from Ajax in the summer.

De Jong’s last appearance came in the 3-3 Barclays Premier League draw with Crystal Palace at St James’ Park on August 30 last year.

The last X-ray was all good! So tomorrow I will start training for myself again.”

Siem de Jong

He suffered a torn thigh muscle days later which sidelined him for more than four months, and he was on the verge of returning to the squad last month when he suffered a collapsed lung for the second time in his career.

The Dutchman underwent surgery which should prevent a recurrence of the problem and has now been given the all-clear to resume training, and he will hope to be able to make a belated impact with nine games of the season remaining.