Newcastle midfielder Danny Guthrie will likely be sidelined four to six weeks with a groin injury, the English Premier League club announced Friday.

Guthrie, 24, suffered the injury in a 3-0 loss to Chelsea last weekend, and is definitely out of this weekend's match against Norwich City.

"Danny is definitely out of the weekend and it looks like it could be a four or a six-week job," Newcastle manager Alan Pardew said.

Guthrie had started the last five league matches for Newcastle, which is sixth in the standings.