An official statement on the club’s website has confirmed that Jonjo Shelvey picked up a knee injury during the 2-2 draw at Bournemouth over the weekend, stating that he will be assessed further this week to find out the extent of the injury.
Sky’s Keith Downie has since revealed that the injury was sustained from his collision with goalkeeper Martin Dubravka in the second half, with him set to have further scans later this week to determine exactly that he’s done.
Here’s the club statement from NUFC.co.uk in the last few moments:
“Jonjo Shelvey suffered a knee injury during Saturday’s draw at AFC Bournemouth.
“The midfielder will be further assessed and scanned this week.
“Shelvey – who turned 26 on Tuesday – has made 23 appearances for the Magpies so far this season, scoring once.”
INJURY NEWS: Jonjo Shelvey suffered a knee injury during Saturday's draw at @afcbournemouth.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) February 27, 2018
This would be a huge blow for us if his injury does prove to be serious.
Whilst he did fail to track opposition players for Bournemouth’s goals over the weekend, he is without doubt one of our most gifted players, with his outstanding display against Man Utd and cutting pass for our first goal on Saturday showing just what he can do.
Mikel Merino would be more than capable of coming in for Shelvey, however this is another injury headache Benitez could really do without.