Newcastle United defender Daryl Janmaat tweaked his hamstring during Newcastle’s 2-2 draw against Swansea City and will now miss the Netherlands’ Euro 2016 qualifying games against Kazakhstan and Iceland.
The 25-year-old will now be assessed by Newcastle’s medical staff, according to the Chronicle Live. Janmaat’s injury will not only be a blow to his international side who he helped progress to the semi-finals of the World Cup during the summer but if the injury is found to be serious it could mean even more trouble for under-pressure Magpies boss Alan Pardew as well as the team in general.
Janmaat has started all seven of Newcastle’s Premier League games this season even popping up with one goal so Pardew has clearly found favour with the player, but he will need him back for a crucial game at home to Leicester City on the 18th of October as three points against a newly promoted side should be paramount in Newcastle’s plans to steer clear of relegation worry.
Four points from seven games with just seven goals scored and 14 conceded makes for bleak reading for fans of the North East outfit however, the fact that their is an international break coming up may just be what the Magpies need.
It gives Newcastle some time to step back and assess what has happened this term and how it can be fixed. It may also come at the perfect time from a club point of view for Janmaat, with a chance of being available for their next Premier League game.
This break also gives the injured Siem de Jong an opportunity to at least gain some time in his recuperation process although he is still quite a bit away from returning to the fray.
This is yet another blow on the injury front, which Pardew could do without and he will be hopeful that once the defender is assessed he will be cleared to play a part in Newcastle’s game on the 18th of October as they aim to climb their way out of relegation danger.
Rob Lyons, Pundit Arena.
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