Babayaro and Carr Still Out Injured

Taking a look at the injury situation which we do periodically, we notice we still have Carr and Babayaro out injured.

It turns out that Babayaro has now injured his back and hasn’t played for the Newcastle first team since early March, having nursed a strained hamstring for about 6 months.

Stephen Carr has been out injured since the Middlesbrough game on 26th August – that’s 11 weeks with an injury initially estimated at 3 weeks.


Celestine Babayaro – has been out injured since early March

Sam is well aware that a player’s value has to be measured by the number of games he is available for in a season. Babayaro and Carr are always injured and are two injury prone players we need to unload in January. Both their contracts run out in the summer and we feel sure that Sam will want to offload them from the wage bill in January, if he can get buyers (or takers) for the two of them.  We think Babayaro will resist moving before his contract is up in June, but we think Carr may want to move on if a suitable club comes in.

Big Sam talked about Babayaro today:

“Babayaro had a bit of a back problem which doesn’t relate to the other injury.”

But it’s obviously disappointing from his and our point of view.”

Here’s our current injury list from along with return dates if available. Notice that there is still no return date for Faye, who injured his hamstring on Saturday. The injury has to settle down before the Newcastle medical staff can estimate a return date. We certainly hope it will not be long for Abdoulaye to come back.

A Faye 		Hamstring Injury 	no return date
Cacapa 		Knee Injury 		24th Nov 07
S Given 	Groin Strain 		24th Nov 07
P Ramage 	ACL Knee Injury 	Apr 08
S Carr 		Hamstring Injury 	24th Nov 07
D Duff 		Ankle	 		8th Dec 07  	

Looks like the new Babayaro injury has just happened and he’s not yet back on the list. Hey, he did play a reserve game a week or two ago. Also looks like Cacapa is now officially on the injury list, and we have a sneaking suspicion he wasn’t fit to start against Portsmouth, where he looked terribly slow and sluggish.

Comments welcome.

18 comments so far

  • indian toon

    Nov 12, 2007 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #1

    really feel sorry for these guys.. at one time carr was the first choice leftback for tottenham and also for us under sir bobby. babayaro was one of the promising players at chelsea.. really sad that they are gonna leave in jan… good luck guys..

    ED!! how bout sprucing up the website… like it’d be really cool if u can add some colour and stuff like that.. does the white simple blog look a bit monotonous… no offence..

  • true

    Nov 12, 2007 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #2

    lets hope
    stay injured, or BAS might decide to pick one god forbid all of them!

  • true

    Nov 12, 2007 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #3

    indian toon
    this blog is back and white what could be better?
    ed dont change it

  • big pea ov the weab

    Nov 12, 2007 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #4

    y dont we just giv them to gateshead or jarrow roofing or something like that coz there both crap

  • Rob kirton

    Nov 12, 2007 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #5

    Good news about these injuries: It just goes to prove that using a Voodoo doll really does work

  • ToonKing

    Nov 12, 2007 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #6

    Carr, Baba’, Ameobi, Pattison all need to go, we might make around 100.000£ if we sell them all 🙂 .

  • Bill F

    Nov 12, 2007 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #7

    Rob you are naughty. 😉

    Which particular branch of Voodoo do you work in.

  • toonmadtom

    Nov 12, 2007 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #8

    we should offload baba and carr they are no were near the standard we need. we will be very lucky if jarrow roofing takes them

  • Toon Chicken

    Nov 12, 2007 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #9

    Why don’t we just cancel Baba’s contract? The bloke has done nothing but extract copious amounts of urine from the club and fans since day 1.

  • Rob kirton

    Nov 12, 2007 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #10

    Bill F: I am an advaced practioner in ToonVooDoo. One of the black and white arts !!

  • Leo

    Nov 12, 2007 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #11

    haha rob legend. voodoo roy keane maybe el nino torres for the liverpool game also

    i didnt realise it was as long as the 8th of december for duff to come back jesus, i am really gutted about him not having played much for us, because he will make a big difference.

  • Rob kirton

    Nov 12, 2007 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #12

    Leo: Sometimes It doesn’t matter what I see to do with my ToonVooDoo, there seems to be a much greater darker force at work. It is the great


    That is fans of other clubs putting the mockers on us, preventing us from ever winning anything. Doesn’t put me off though…..

    I’ll have a go with Torres and Keane as you have asked. If you know the words to the song, you will already know that Roy Keane will come to a sticky end with one of his dogs !!!

  • Leo

    Nov 12, 2007 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #13

    is that the one that goes…

    he wanks his dog keano, he wanks his dog keano??

  • Alex

    Nov 12, 2007 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #14

    I agree leo once Duff is fully fit and back to his best ,we will have the best winger in the premership. Then everybody will stop saying we need a creative midfielder.

  • Stocksy

    Nov 12, 2007 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #15

    I am in total deep shock….injured again….no….never….surely not….we really miss his class!!!!

  • Chris M

    Nov 12, 2007 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #16

    Alex – wouldnt be far from the truth there dear fellow…….we will over look the fact that you forgot about Ronaldo and Bowyer.

    However, it depends on his attitude i reckon. Often players leaving big successfull clubs to go to to the likes of the Toon cant be arsed. Their heart is not in it….kinda like Duff when he fisrt came. A little anti-climactic.

    Hopefully when he comes back he will be so frustrated about not playing he will be more up for it…….for a couple of weeks before he gets crocked again!

  • Bill f

    Nov 12, 2007 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #17

    Rob I was doing my 2nd level Voodoo initiation and I needed an intelligent Sunderland fan to sacrifice but bu**ered if we could find one so its on hold. 😉

  • Hammy

    Nov 12, 2007 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #18

    Get In…..


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