Siem de Jong admits he’s ‘not strong enough’ to play for Newcastle yet after injury setback

SETBACK ... Siem de Jong.
SETBACK ... Siem de Jong.

SIEM de Jong is out of relegation-threatened Newcastle United’s home game against West Bromwich Albion – after admitting he’s “not strong enough” yet for the rigours of the Premier League.

SIEM de Jong is OUT of relegation-threatened Newcastle United’s home game against West Bromwich Albion – after admitting he’s “not strong enough” yet for the rigours of the Premier League.

Head coach John Carver today revealed that de Jong – who returned last month from surgery on a collapsed lung – had a thigh problem which would almost certainly rule him out of Saturday’s home game.

And de Jong – who had surgery on his thigh earlier this season – has revealed on Twitter that he hopes to feature in the last two games of the season.

The forward tweeted: “I’m not injured again, I’m just not strong enough yet. I hope to train again next week and help the team as much as I can the last games.

“I’ve tried to come back as soon as possible after 2 heavy operations. I wish I could have done more!”