Newcastle United midfielder Kieron Dyer will miss the rest of the season after suffering a recurrence of a hamstring injury during Wednesday’s draw against Middlesbrough.

“Dyer’s hamstring has gone completely,” manager Graeme Souness told the club’s website.

“He will have a scan on it, but I think he knows himself that it has gone from the way he pulled up.

“Injuries like this one usually take six weeks — so I think it’s fair to say that at this stage of the season he won’t figure again before the end of the season.”

Dyer was banned for three games at the start of April after being sent off for fighting with team mate Lee Bowyer in their side’s 3-0 defeat by Aston Villa.