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Newcastle United: Jamal Lewis injury news emerges

Newcastle United: Jamal Lewis injury news emerges -Newcastle United News

Newcastle United defender Jamal Lewis is currently in Germany waiting to undergo groin surgery later this week, having suffered from the issue for over a year, reports The Daily Mail’s Craig Hope.

The Lowdown: Lewis’ difficulties

The left-back joined the Magpies in 2020 from boyhood club Norwich in a deal worth £15 million.

The 24-year-old had a decent start to life at St. James’ Park, featuring in 23 of Newcastle’s opening 26 games of the 2020/21 Premier League season.

However, this did not come without problems. Lewis was side-lined for a couple of weeks due to a knee issue, sparking the start of his injury woes, going on to play just six minutes of the last 12 games of the campaign.

The final nail in the coffin emerged this year as he was left out of Newcastle’s 25-man squad in January.

The Latest: Hope’s news…

Taking to Twitter, Hope shed some light on the situation, claiming that it is due to this ongoing groin issue that Lewis has been held back in recent times.

“Jamal Lewis is currently in Germany & set for groin surgery this week. Defender was left out of NUFC 25-man squad in January. He’s had an issue for over a year now.”

The Verdict: Shame

With the surgery set to take place later this week, it is unclear as to when Lewis may be back fully fit and available for selection.

This will come as blow to Eddie Howe, who may have been planning to integrate the youngster into the squad next season, at least as a depth option. Even if he wasn’t, then this issue could hamper the club’s chances of cashing in for a decent fee this summer.

Callum Wilson once claimed Lewis is “like an Olympic runner” while Howe himself told reporters of his “excellent” athleticism after the youngster limped off at Liverpool, so one can only hope those qualities return at 100 per cent when the recovery is complete.

In other news: Newcastle United: Eddie Howe handed injury boost

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