Carver gives positive injury update on Newcastle star; drops selection hint

We bring you the headlines from Newcastle United manager John Carver's press conference earlier today.

Newcastle United boss John Carver has provided a positive injury update on Siem De Jong at his press conference on Thursday.

De Jong has been out since September, but it seems the Dutchman may finally be returning to fitness.

The summer signing has missed most of the season after picking up a knee injury at the start of the campaign and then finding his comeback from that problem halted by a punctured lung.

It has been a frustrating time for De Jong, but things are starting to look up for the forward judging by Carver’s comments.

There was not such positive news for the club's youngsters at Carver's press conference, though.

Newcastle may be suffering an injury crisis at the moment, but he still insists that it is not the right time for unproven players to be thrust into the first-team.

The likes of Callum Roberts and Adam Armstrong would both have been hoping to earn an opportunity against Arsenal in Premier League competition this weekend, but it seems that they will remain on the sidelines for the time being. 

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