Newcastle United midfielder Jonjo Shelvey has undergone a further scan to determine his availability for this weekend’s clash with Bournemouth, reports Chronicle Live.
Shelvey was withdrawn in the 51st minute of their win against Watford last weekend but the severity of the injury does not appear to be too serious.
Manager Rafa Benitez stated after the game that it was a muscle injury that forced Shelvey off.
Since then the Englishman, who revealed last month that he has given up on an international recall, has been assessed by medics and had a scan to see when he is able to return to action.
However, it remains up in the air as to whether the Newcastle number eight will be fit enough to feature when they host Bournemouth this weekend, with the Magpies looking to win back-to-back games.
Despite Newcastle getting the only goal of the game against Watford after Shelvey was withdrawn, the 26-year old still plays a major part in the way Newcastle play.
However, if Shelvey was to remain out then Toon fans will take solace in the fact that his replacement, Ki Sung-yueng, set up Newcastle’s winner last time out after being brought on for Shelvey.
It was Ki’s free-kick who found Ayoze Perez to head the Geordies in front for their first win of the campaign.