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Newcastle midfielder Siem de Jong facing another eights weeks on sidelines

De Jong
Injuries have prevented de Jong from making his mark at Newcastle. Credit: PA

Newcastle midfielder Siem de Jong has said his rehabilitation from injury will take at least another eight weeks.

De Jong was a £6million arrival from Ajax in the summer but he suffered a major setback almost immediately when he suffered a serious thigh injury just three games into his Magpies career.

The 25-year-old Holland international posted an upbeat message on his Facebook page but admitted he was still a long way from returning.

On my way back to Newcastle. Just saw the surgeon in London and all looks good.

I can slowly start building up strength again and start walking without crutches. Still a couple of months to go but I'm going to work hard and I'm sure I will get back stronger!

– Newcastel striker Siem de Jong
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