Newcastle United crock Siem de Jong tweets fitness update after yet another freak injury

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The Dutchman has struggled with injuries since joining the club.

Newcastle United snapped up Dutch international Siem De Jong in the summer of 2014, a fantastic purchase that looked like being an excellent coup.

He reportedly cost the club £6 million, according to the Daily Mail, which looked a bargain for the attacking midfielder turned striker.

However it has not quite gone to plan for the former Ajax star since his arrival at the club.

He suffered a torn groin muscle in September that year and had was ruled out until 2015. Then things went wrong again.

He suffered a collapsed lung early in 2015 and underwent surgery to remedy a problem he has suffered before whilst at Ajax two years ago.

This season has been going better for De Jong in terms of injuries and he has made 17 appearances - scoring once against Northampton in the Capital One Cup back in August.

He is however on the sidelines again with a horrific eye injury. De Jong feared losing the sight in his right eye after suffering a freak training ground accident. His contact lens had been forced into his eye during a collision and blood was said to be pouring from the wound.

He was initially ruled out for one-two weeks and he is not yet ready for a return.

De Jong tweeted earlier today to confirm he is still not allowed to train:

This is yet another freak injury for the sickly Newcastle player who, like his brother Luuk De Jong, is increasingly looking like an unlucky acquisition from the Toon Army.

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