NUFC reporter shares worrying update on Salomon Rondon – Oh dear..

The Chronicle’s Chris Waugh has provided a worrying update on Salomon Rondon’s fitness, stating that the striker was seen limping out of St James’ Park when exiting the stadium on Saturday.

We’ve not seen the big Venezuelan since he came off with a thigh injury at Palace last month and, despite Rafa confirming that he’d trained last week, he was not deemed ready to return to the squad against Brighton.

We’re all hoping to see the West Brom loanee back in time to face Southampton on Saturday, however these comments from Chris Waugh’s latest piece for The Chronicle will not fill NUFC fans with much hope of that happening:

“Worryingly, as journalists waited in the mixed zone after the defeat to Brighton, Rondon exited the stadium via the side of the pitch, appearing to limp at points. Whether that was due to his thigh injury, or merely just the unusual way he walks, was unclear.

“What is obvious that Benitez needs Rondon back as soon as possible, and for the striker to come good – and quickly.

“Otherwise Newcastle can play as well as they want, but they simply will not score enough.”

As Waugh states, Rondon has never been prolific during his previous three seasons in the Premier League, however he’s desperately needed as far as we’re concerned – with us scoring just 6 goals in 9 games so far this season.

Perhaps the most worrying stat is that we’ve failed to score one goals in any of our more ‘winnable’ games against Cardiff (0-0), Palace (0-0), Leicester (0-2) and Brighton (0-1).



I’m a firm believer that Rondon WOULD suit the lone striker role in Rafa’s 4-2-3-1 system and I back him to make an impact, but he’s not use to us if he can’t stay fit.

Let’s hope we see him in training pictures over the coming days. If not, his continued absence may be looking pretty ominous ahead of  such a crucial game at Southampton this weekend.

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About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

6 thoughts on “NUFC reporter shares worrying update on Salomon Rondon – Oh dear..

  1. Send him back and bring Gayle back!!!. They can keep the £2m we spent in the deal.

    Slimani and now Rondon … only at NUFC 🙄

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  2. I think we need to play two strikers, we can’t score to why only play one in same unexciting, unambitious system espeacillay at home

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  3. Rondon isn’t interested or committed to the club so he’ll play the injured card as long as he can then walk away when the loan period is up. When the club wouldn’t buy him when they had the chance why should he show any loyalty or commitment?

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  4. Fatbloke:
    Rondon isn’t interested or committed to the club so he’ll play the injured card as long as he can then walk away when the loan period is up. When the club wouldn’t buy him when they had the chance why should he show any loyalty or commitment?

    Really not sure how you can say he’s not interested..

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  5. Is that the way you walk Solomon are are you just pleased to see us 😂😂😂😂😂😂 he’s ****e anyway!!!

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