SAMMY Ameobi has joined Newcastle United’s lengthy injury list ahead of Chelsea’s visit to St James’s Park.
The forward forced off against Burnley at Turf Moor last night.
And Newcastle manager Alan Pardew revealed after the Premier League match, which ended 1-1, that 22-year-old Ameobi had suffered an injury.
“We lost Sammy, by the looks of it, to an injury, so that’s bad news,” said Pardew.
Ameobi made his senior debut against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge three and a half years ago.
Pardew will have Moussa Sissoko and Jack Colback back from suspension for Saturday’s Chelsea game.
Captain Fabricio Coloccini could also return from injury.