Newcastle fans react on Twitter to Siem de Jong's latest injury setback

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Newcastle fans were disappointed to hear that summer signing Siem de Jong is out of action for another eight weeks.

Newcastle United's disappointing season has taken another frustrating turn with the latest injury setback to midfielder Siem de Jong.

The 26-year-old joined the Magpies from Ajax in a deal believed to be worth around £6m, and fans were naturally excited with the arrival of a prolific midfield player.

Having hit 78 goals in 244 games for Ajax, de Jong had a reputation for contributing goals, and that's just what Newcastle needed after the departure of Yohan Cabaye to Paris Saint-Germain.

Yet so far, the Dutch international's time in the North East has been a nightmare, having picked up a thigh injury back in September, ruling him out after just two games for the club.

Seemingly on the recovery trail, de Jong has now been sidelined for another eight weeks after suffering a collapsed lung for the second time in 18 months after his first one in August 2013.

Newcastle confirmed that de Jong will be out for around two months, and that he had surgery on his lung on Tuesday as manager John Carver faces up to even more time without de Jong.

Fans reacted on Twitter throughout the evening following the announcement, with many disappointed to hear that de Jong would be out of action.

Many still hold out hope that de Jong will be a success when he returns, which could even be next season as his rehabilitation could take some time.

Here are some of the reactions from Newcastle fans after de Jong's new injury...

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