Newcastle United are set to be without midfielder Jonjo Shelvey for the next three weeks as he is expected to sit out due to a groin injury.
Shelvey has played through the pain barrier in recent weeks and according to manager Steve Bruce, Newcastle has now decided to withdraw the 28-year-old from first-team duty for the time being.
“Jonjo has been carrying a bit of an injury, which he does, unfortunately. He puts himself out there when maybe he shouldn’t have done.
“He’s a very, very good player and most players wouldn’t be playing with the injury that he’s played with. We’ll probably address that over the next two or three weeks,” Bruce said as per the Mail on Sunday.
Despite many expecting the club to struggle at the start of the season after a failed takeover bid over the summer, Newcastle has gone to register seven points in their first five-game and sits 14th on the league log; the club now set to face Wolves on Sunday without the former Liverpool and Swansea man.
Jonjo Shelvey out of NUFC game at Wolves tomorrow with groin injury. He’s played with problem in recent weeks. Could be set for spell on sidelines.— Craig Hope (@CraigHope_DM) October 24, 2020