Ben Arfa suffered the injury in a tackle with Manchester City's Nigel De Jong on Sunday, but Newcastle boss Chris Hughton revealed that the Frenchman is hopeful of playing again this season.
Crunch: Nigel De Jong's (right) controversial tackle on Hatem Ben Arfa
He is unlikely to make the number of appearances stipulated in his season-long loan from Marseille to trigger a long-term deal, but Deschamps said: 'We'll have to wait until the end of the season to see what happens.
'There is an option for Newcastle to purchase him, bound to a number of matches. He won't play them, obviously, but we'll have to see what Newcastle do.
'There would be no problem for me in him returning to Marseille, but I don't think it's too much in his own plans.'
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