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Newcastle United's Siem De Jong has surgery for collapsed lung

Newcastle United`s Netherlands midfielder Siem de Jong has had surgery after suffering a collapsed lung and will be sidelined for eight weeks, the Premier League club said on Tuesday.

The condition is similar to a complaint he had in 2013 when he was at Ajax Amsterdam.

The 26-year-old had been out of action with a torn thigh muscle but was nearing a return to first-team duty. 

"After four months of hard work getting back to full fitness it is such bad luck to suffer another setback," De Jong said on the club`s website. 

"We are all hopeful that the surgery I have had will ensure I don`t have any repeat of the condition in the future.

"It`s very sad for me personally, especially since I was almost back in contention and feeling great.

"I`m sorry for my team mates, the club and our fans that I`m not able to help the team for a little while longer.

"I am determined to come back stronger as soon as possible."

From Zee News

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