Newcastle defender Jesus Gamez sidelined until new year

Date published: Tuesday 29th November 2016 10:36

Newcastle defender Jesus Gamez could be sidelined for six weeks after damaging his collarbone.
The 31-year-old may need an operation after falling awkwardly in the Magpies’ 1-0 Sky Bet Championship defeat to Blackburn on Saturday.Boss Rafael Benitez is waiting to discover the severity of the injury to the former Atletico Madrid right-back but admitted he could need surgery.

“We are waiting because maybe he will need an operation. The bone is a little bit high. It’s not serious but you have to do it (assess) just in case,” he told a press conference.

“If he has the operation it’s around six weeks, but you never know because each one is different but it will be more or less this time.”

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