According to journalist Miles Starforth, midfielder Jonjo Shelvey has suffered a calf injury, and Steve Bruce has admitted he will be out of action for ‘a while’.
Should Shelvey be starting for NUFC?
The English midfielder did not take part in Newcastle’s 1-0 defeat in their first pre-season friendly game against York City as a result of this injury.
Bruce also revealed that Shelvey suffered the injury before pre-season began as a result of his own fitness efforts, which will keep him out now for an unknown amount of time.
Newcastle fans flocked to the tweet from the journalist to share their thoughts at the injury news to emerge from the Toon camp, with many hoping that his absence from the squad will lead to an exit altogether, as plenty of supporters reacted sarcastically to the update.
What exactly did these Newcastle fans have to say?
Going by the reaction of these Newcastle fans, it seems pretty apparent that the injury to Shelvey is the least of their worries as the new campaign edges nearer.