There is uproar on social media as Newcastle United supporters cannot believe their cursed luck.
Newcastle United could be without attack-minded midfielder Siem de Jong, 25, for up to four months as the Dutchman has reportedly suffered a suspected grade three muscle tear to the groin.
This, after ratifying a temporary season-long exit for Hull City-bound Hatem Ben Arfa, who would have been an adept replacement.
Since the start of the summer, de Jong has suffered a hat-trick of injuries, with this groin strain the latest in a line that also includes a calf problem and an ankle knock - both sustained in July.
In a season beset by injury for Ajax last year (because of a collapsed lung), de Jong still returned 13 goal-scoring opportunities, one assist and scored seven goals from 16 starts in the Eredivisie.
His eye for goal and ability to influence the attack were said to be fundamental to Newcastle United's chances for a successful season - and now that he is injured, supporters are being quick to lose their patience.
Fans feel let down that such a dearth in quality in the attacking areas of the pitch was not an area that was remedied in the transfer market, while others pointed the finger at the club's fitness training regimen and their track record with injuries - Newcastle currently have seven players injured, the same as top of the injury league Manchester United.
Check out the fan comments on Twitter below - and add your opinion in the comment section…
#NUFC fear Siem de Jong could be out for up to four months after the summer signing suffered a suspected grade three groin tear— PhysioRoom.com News (@physioroom) September 4, 2014
Siem De Jong injured? Why can't the injury list of #nufc be empty? Someone is always injured.— Null (@Null0ss) September 4, 2014
Siem de Jong out for 4 months? This is bad news. #nufc early season optimism looks like turning into a long season of struggle.— fobbie (@Fauldsy81) September 4, 2014
Siem De Jong's injured for 4 months? thank God we bought lots of back up to replace the goals #nufc— Temy Crabbella (@Timmeh_TC_Crabb) September 4, 2014
On the plus side , if de jong is injured, when he comes back he ll be like a new signing. #NUFC— Scott Hunter (@ScottHunternufc) September 4, 2014