Report: Jonjo Shelvey fractures his hand

Newcastle United players Jamaal Lascelles (l) and Jonjo Shelvey lift the trophy after winning the Sky Bet Championship title after the match between Newcastle United and Barnsley at St...

Newcastle United midfielder Jonjo Shelvey reportedly fractured his hand on Thursday.

Jonjo Shelvey of Newcastle in action during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Liverpool at St. James Park on October 1, 2017 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

Newcastle United midfielder Jonjo Shelvey has fractured his hand, according to The Sun.

It has been reported by the British tabloid that the former Liverpool and Swansea City man fractured his left hand on Thursday while trying to break up a training ground bust-up between teammates Jamaal Lascelles and Mohamed Diame.

According to the report, the 25-year-old central midfielder now has his left hand in a cast and will be monitored before Newcastle’s Premier League game against Southampton away from home at St. Mary’s Stadium next weekend.

Newcastle player Jonjo Shelvey reacts before the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur at St. James Park on August 13, 2017 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

Shelvey is an important player for Newcastle, and the midfielder’s performances will be key in helping the Magpies finish in the top 10 of the Premier League this season.

There are issues with the 25-year-old’s temperament, but in terms of talent and quality, there can be no doubt.

Jonjo Shelvey of Newcastle United is sent off after an incident with Dele Alli during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur at St. James Park on August 13,...

Rafael Benitez’s side are ninth in the Premier League table at the moment with 10 points from seven matches.

Newcastle are playing in the Premier League this season after winning automatic promotion from the Championship at the end of the 2016-17 campaign.

Shelvey joined Newcastle from Swansea in January 2016 for a transfer fee reported by The Guardian to be worth £12 million.

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