Newcastle defender Daryl Janmaat is out of the Premier League clash with Swansea after undergoing treatment for groin and hand injuries.
The Magpies confirmed on Thursday afternoon that the Holland international, who is understood to have broken two fingers when he punched a dressing room wall in frustration after last Saturday’s 3-1 defeat at Southampton, will miss the match. He also suffered the groin injury at St Mary’s.
A statement said: “Newcastle United defender Daryl Janmaat is currently undergoing treatment for a groin injury suffered during the game against Southampton on Saturday. The 26-year-old defender has also undergone treatment for a hand injury sustained the same day.
“Janmaat will be unavailable for the club’s forthcoming fixture against Swansea at the weekend. He will be reviewed further next week and the club will provide an update in due course.”
Newcastle are currently six points adrift of safety with as many games remaining and need to beat Swansea if they are to stand any chance of remaining in the race for survival.
They also face Manchester City at St James’ Park on Tuesday, and the next two matches could go a long way towards deciding their fate.