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Southampton loss drives Newcastle's Daryl Janmaat to breaking his fingers

The Dutch defender was substituted after picking up an injury in the lead up to Saints' second goal.

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Newcastle defender Daryl Janmaat reportedly broke two fingers after punching a wall as his side succumbed to a 3-1 defeat to Southampton on Saturday.

Janmaat started the game for a beleaguered Newcastle. But, the Dutch defender was forced to be substituted having picked up an injury after slipping in the lead up for Southampton's second goal.

The Dutch defender, who played under Saints boss Ronald Koeman at Feyenoord, added to his injury woes by punching the wall during the defeat which leaves Newcastle second from bottom in the Premier League - firmly in a precarious position in the relegation zone.

According to The Independent, the punch left Janmaat with two broken fingers on top of the groin injury suffered in the game and left St. Mary's with his arm in a sling.

This isn't good news for new Toon boss Rafa Benitez, whose side is six points away from safety.