The Chelsea defender had been enjoying a fine season but was forced off against Manchester United - shortly after which United scored their goal.
It was a horror knee injury and Zouma's repeated screams drew the sympathy of all those watching.
Not least Newcastle's Thauvin, who is a fellow countryman of the French centre-back. And he duly sent the 21-year-old a message on Twitter after seeing him go off:
Zouma will certainly be a big miss for Chelsea after his impressive showings to date this campaign.
Thauvin, meanwhile, looks set to return to Newcastle after his loan spell at Marseille comes to an end based on his current terms.
However, in the summer, the Magpies may well decide to cut their losses on the misfiring Frenchman.