File Photo: Newcastle United's Jonjo Shelvey reacts Pool via REUTERS
Newcastle United's Jonjo Shelvey is to have a hernia operation in London on Monday and could be sidelined until mid-November, manager Steve Bruce said.
The 28-year-old midfielder played in Newcastle's first five Premier League games this season but missed Sunday's 1-1 draw at Wolverhampton Wanderers.
"It's a sportsman's hernia so we think he might be available after the international break," Bruce told reporters, adding that he suffered the injury while taking a free-kick against Manchester United last week.
Newcastle, 14th with eight points from six games, host leaders Everton next weekend.
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