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Newcastle's Ameobi to be sidelined for months

Newcastle United have confirmed that young striker Sammy Ameobi will be sidelined for months but have not stated which sort of injury he has sustained.

The 19-year old was forced off the pitch in a reserves outing against Wigan Athletic on Tuesday and the Magpies have established that the problem sustained is quite serious.

"Sammy Ameobi will be sidelined for a period of time, likely to be a number of months, as a result of an injury sustained in the reserves' win over Wigan," read a statement on the club's official website.

The absence of Ameobi could force Alan Pardew into the transfer market as he is already without leading scorer Demba Ba for at least a month as he is at the African Cup of Nations with Senegal.

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