Newcastle United have been dealt an injury blow with the news that midfielder Jonas Gutierrez will be out for the next three weeks, and also the Achilles injury to Habib Beye is worse than expected and he may be out up to six weeks.
Jonas Gutierrez – out for 3 weeks
And with Danny Guthrie likely to pick up at least a 3 match ban for his sending off on Saturday is the disastrous game against Hull City, this is not good news for the club.
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The 25-year-old Argentine winger suffered a shoulder injury in Argentina’s World Cup qualifier against Peru last week and now needs treatment. And it looks like he will be getting that treatment in Argentina and also undergo a period of rehabilitation there.
A report on the Argentina Football Association’s website said.
“Homero De Agostino, the doctor of the national team, confirmed that he checked Jonas Gutierrez, who has a little fracture in the right clavicle,”
“With the allowance of his club Newcastle, Jonas will stay in Buenos Aires to be treated by the national team’s medical staff.
“He should rest for 20 days and will have the rehabilitation treatment under Doctor De Agostino.”
Gutierrez has quickly established himself as a fans’ favorite at St James’ Park with some great performances of both skill and effort, and it looks like he has been an excellent buy for the club.
Habib Beye seems not to have recovered well from his Achilles injury, and David Edgar had to substitute for the Senegal International on Saturday, and he will also be sorely missed in the coming games.
This is what Kevin Keegan had feared most, that injuries to key players would undermine the squad, which is just not big enough at present, and we’ll have to rely on the youngsters filling in, and coming good for the club, at least in the short term.