Gutierrez in new Toon blow
Newcastle have been dealt a blow with the news Jonas Gutierrez will be out for the next three weeks.
Last Updated: 16/09/08 12:42pm
Newcastle United have been dealt an injury blow with the news midfielder Jonas Gutierrez will be out for the next three weeks.
The 25-year-old winger suffered a shoulder injury in Argentina's World Cup qualifier against Peru last week and now needs treatment.
Gutierrez has quickly established himself as a fans' favourite at St James' Park and news of his injury will do little to quell a pervading sense of gloom that currently surrounds the club.
It is thought Gutierrez will undergo a period of rehabilitation in Argentina, with Newcastle's permission, before returning to England.
Rest and recuperation
"Homero De Agostino, the doctor of the national team, confirmed that he checked Jonas Gutierrez, who has a little fracture in the right clavicle," a report on the Argentina Football Association's website said.
"With the allowance of his club Newcastle, Jonas will stay in Buenos Aires to be treated by the national team's medical staff.
"He should rest for 20 days and will have the rehabilitation treatment under doctor De Agostino."