Fresh injury blow for Siem de Jong but Papiss Cisse could return for Newcastle

INJURY ... Siem de Jong.
INJURY ... Siem de Jong.

NEWCASTLE United forward Siem de Jong has endured a fresh blow after suffering a thigh injury.

The Dutchman, who has missed the majority of the season with a thigh injury, and then a collapsed lung, has had a scan on his thigh.

However, Papiss Demba Cisse could return from a seven-match ban in Saturday’s game against West Bromwich Albion after recovering from a knee injury.

Rolando Aarons could also play a part after he played for the first time in over six months on Tuesday for the club’s Under-21s.

Another doubt for the West Brom game, Paul Dummett, could yet miss out, subject to scan results on his hamstring.

Newcastle head coach John Carver said: “We are waiting to find out on Paul Dummett, who will do some work this afternoon. We are waiting for the results of a scan.

“Papiss trained with us for the first time today and it’s great to have him back with us. It gives everyone a lift

“It’s been a tough period but I have a spring in my step and am ready to go for the next three games.

“West Brom are very well organised and a threat at set-plays. But we need to win the game and have to find a way to do that.”