Jonjo Shelvey injured hand 'while splitting up training-ground fight'

Shelvey injured hand 'splitting up fight'
© SilverHub
The hand injury sustained by Jonjo Shelvey earlier this week reportedly came as a result of a bust-up between two of his teammates, which he attempted to break up.

Newcastle United midfielder Jonjo Shelvey reportedly fractured a bone in his hand after turning peacemaker during a training-ground fight between two of his teammates.

The 25-year-old is said to have stepped in when skipper Jamaal Lascelles and Mohamed Diame came face to face at the club's Darsley Park HQ.

Shelvey was initially thought to have broken a finger during Thursday's bust-up, but it has now been claimed by The Sun that the damage sustained is slightly more serious.

According to the report, the incident occurred in a lively session when Lascelles called Diame "lazy", which the latter responded to with an insult before tempers boiled over.

Shelvey is still expected to be in contention to feature against Southampton next weekend, however, thanks to the use of a plaster cast to protect his hand.

Jonjo Shelvey for Newcastle United during the Premier League match with Everton at Goodison Park on February 3, 2016
Read Next:
Report: Shelvey breaks finger in training
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

1Manchester CityMan City16151048113746
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd16112336112535
6Tottenham HotspurSpurs1684428141428
8Leicester CityLeicester166552322123
12Huddersfield TownHuddersfield165381126-1518
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton164571421-717
15Stoke CityStoke164481935-1616
16Newcastle UnitedNewcastle164391625-915
17West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom162771222-1013
18West Ham UnitedWest Ham163491432-1813
19Swansea CitySwansea163310918-912
20Crystal Palace162591027-1711
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account