Newcastle face fresh injury concern, star set for assessment

Newcastle United are facing a nervous wait over the fitness of Daryl Janmaat.

It doesn't rain, but it pours for Newcastle United. 

The club have had a torrid start to life in the Premier League this season and they now may have to deal without one of their most important players.

Daryl Janmaat picked up an injury in the club's game against Swansea City at the weekend and he will assessed this week. 

As a result, the right-back has had to pull out of international duty this week with Holland and his club will be nervous ahead of investigating the injury further. 

Alan Pardew has watched his side falter in recent weeks, with a number of his summer signings struggling to adapt to life in England, but Janmaat has been one of their better performers.

Although the Magpies are still hunting for their first win of the season, the Dutchman has adjusted to English football with consummate ease, and he looks one of the better pieces of business they did in the summer.

Of proven quality, there were high hopes about Jamaat when he arrived and he hasn't disappointed so far.

Brought in to replace Mathieu Debuchy, who joined Arsenal, he has stepped up and filled the void left by the Frenchman well.

The rest of his teammates, however, haven't been so eye-catching. The club are sitting near the bottom of the table after a terrible start.

A draw against Swansea City provided them with something to build on, but they cannot afford to wait too much longer to get their first victory. 

Already relegation fears are being expressed around St. James' Park and they will need all of their first-team stars fit and firing if they are to dig themselves out of the hole they have made for themselves. 

The good news is Janmaat has two weeks to recover from this set-back before the club's next match, but his injury remains a concern and Pardew will have a nervous wait to find out how troublesome the hamstring problem is. 

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