Newcastle manager Steve McClaren revealed this afternoon that forward Siem de Jong has added to his list of unusual injuries - this time hospitalised with a poke to the eye that caused excessive bleeding.
It's fair to say that the Dutch international hasn't had a good time on Tyneside since joining in the summer of 2014. He has only started four Premier League games in one-and-a-half seasons. Early on, he suffered a thigh injury that kept him out for five months. Just as he was about to return, De Jong's lung collapsed and ended his season.
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The injury-plagued £6 million man has played slightly more football this year but has still been the victim of various niggles. McClaren confirmed that De Jong was caught in training by a teammate and will be out for up to a fortnight.
Before leaving Ajax, 26-year-old De Jong helped his side win four consecutive Eredivisie titles and captained them during two Champions League campaigns. The playmaker scored an impressive 78 goals in 244 games.
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