Newcastle United Dealt With Rondon Injury Blow

Newcastle United Dealt With Rondon Injury Blow

By Nigel Phillips

Struggling Newcastle United have been dealt an injury blow as talisman Salomon Rondon has been ruled out of Saturday's Premier League clash with Leicester City at the St. James' Park.

Rondon was forced out after picking a thing injury against Crystal Palace at the Selhurst Park last weekend.

Further assessment revealed the 29-year-old Magpies' leading marksman has a thing injury, and a club statement said on Thursday the Venezuelan international will play no part when the former champions arrive at  Newcastle upon Tyne.

"Salomon Rondon will miss Saturday’s match against Leicester City after sustaining a thigh injury during last weekend’s draw at Crystal Palace,” the statement said.

"The Venezuelan striker, who is on a season-long loan from West Bromwich Albion, was withdrawn from the match at Selhurst Park at halftime.”

"Rondon is undergoing treatment with the Magpies’ medical team and further assessment of the extent of the injury will be made in due course.”

Rafael Benitez's men are languishing in the 18th position on the league log with zero wins and two draws, and faces a difficult task facing Claude Puel's Foxes, who occupy the ninth spot with nine points, without their leading striker who though is yet to score this season.