Jonas Gutierrez back in training at Newcastle after cancer all-clear

RETURN ... Jonas Gutierrez.
RETURN ... Jonas Gutierrez.

JONAS Gutierrez trained with his Newcastle United today after returning to Tyneside following his battle against cancer.

The winger was last month given the all-clear after treatment for testicular cancer in his native Argentina.

And long-serving Gutierrez returned to Tyneside this week to resume his football career.

The 31-year-old – who spent the second half of last season on loan at Norwich City – trained with his team-mates at the club’s Benton HQ.

Speaking to the Gazette after the club’s 2-1 win over Chelsea last weekend, captain Fabricio Coloccini said: “He’s coming soon.

“He’s finished his treatment, and we’re waiting for him.

“Everyone wants to see him playing again and training with us.”

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