Rafa receives much needed injury boost – but yet another player sent to see specialist – Report

South Korea have confirmed that Ki Sung-yueng’s hamstring injury will only keep him out for one week – however Paul Dummett looks set to join Jonjo Shelvey in Barcelona to see a specialist about a long-term injury.

So, on the plus side for Rafa Benitez, Ki Sung-yueng won’t be facing a prolonged spell on the sidelines after the midfielder limped off during South Korea’s first game of the Asian Cup yesterday.

The midfielder is expected to be away this month on international duty, but any serious hamstring injury could’ve kept him out until well into February – so news that he’ll require ‘one week of treatment’ is positive from a Newcastle perspective.

Back to Dummett and the Mail’s Craig Hope claims the Newcastle left-back will now join Jonjo Shelvey in seeing a specialist in Barcelona this week.

The story insists that both Shelvey and Dummett could yet feature in Saturday’s game at Chelsea, but it’s a worry to hear that both are struggling to fully overcome thigh and hamstring injuries respectively.

Dummett has had NINE separate spells on the sidelines with the same injury, while Shelvey appears to have aggravated his thigh injury during his cameo appearance in the Cup on Saturday, so both need to be nipped in the bud ASAP – especially when we’re so low on options at left-back and in midfield.

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