Scan Shows Owen Out Seven To Ten Days With Groin Strain


The Newcastle United captain Michael Owen will be out from seven to ten days after a scan revealed has has picked up a groin strain.



Michael Owen – now 50-50 for Sunderland game


Owen is now definitely out of Monday’s game against Manchester City and is rated only 50-50 for next week’s derby clash with Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.

This is a massive blow to Joe Kinnear, the Newcastle manager, who said after the scan:

“He’s tweaked his groin, he’s had his scan this morning (Thursday) and I would think we’re looking at between seven and 10 days.”

“He won’t be involved in the Man City match but he has a realistic chance of the derby – about 50-50.”

“It’s a massive blow because he’s always liable to nick you a goal, and we’ll miss that, but having said that we have to kick it into touch and get on with things.”

“We have been working on players who are in contention to replace him, it’s a massive loss but these things happen.”

We’ll now most likely see Oba Martins starting the game on Monday night, alongside either Duff, Xisco or Ameobi. So there should still be some firepower than can help us win the game on Monday evening, in what is going to be such an important game for us.

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47 comments so far

  • ryan peacock

    Oct 16, 2008 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #1

    NILE RANGER HAS TO START!!!!!!!

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  • 51times

    Oct 16, 2008 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #2

    The post counts have went way down recently…the end of summer, guess all the school children have disappeared.

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  • Ppitstop

    Oct 16, 2008 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #3

    That is the only problem with the older strikers there mind reads the game better but the old muscles just don’t quite last the trip

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  • Joseph

    Oct 16, 2008 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #4

    Bugger still maybe Xisco worth a go

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  • beyethegreat

    Oct 16, 2008 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #5

    i know the derby isnt until a few weeks but what is everyones prediction will we win or loose for the first time at sunderland for who knows how long

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  • da1_da1_great1

    Oct 16, 2008 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #6

    Tell me the point of michael owen ?

    When is he not injuerd ?

    Pointless gets paid 1000s a week to keep getting injuerd stupid idiot might aswell hang up his boots no doubt he will come back for three weeks and get injuerd yet AGAIN

    He probably enjoys getting injuerd so he can speand more time with his horeses in his stables

    I used to think darren anderton was a real joke of a sick note michael owen is ten times worse than anderton

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  • Kevin Nichol

    Oct 16, 2008 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #7

    Is martins fit ed?

    If so i’d go with him upfront with duff in behind him! After that i would play shola way ahead of xisco!

    JK favours shola ahead of xisco already; we can see that by what he has said about shola; his one on one coaching sessions and the fact that he brought him on ahead of him against everton; where shola played better than i have seen him play now for at least two seasons!

    Bring on monday night ( ROBINHO PICKED UP A KNOCK FOR BRAZIL AND MAY BE MISSING)….Spiderman & Beye back fir should see geremi and cacapa drop down to the bench.

    Nzobia Butt guthrie Gutierrez

    Just about the best midfield we can field at the club (with maybe Barton in for Butt?)

    I think it will be a tough tough game but a victory by any menas necessary would set us up fantastically for next weeks game against those dirty B@stards!

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  • DanToon

    Oct 16, 2008 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #8

    My team vs Man City…

    …………………Given

    Baye..Taylor..Colloccini..Bassong

    ………………….Butt

    Jonas……………………………..Duff

    ……………….N’Zogbia

    …………Xisco……….Martins

    Subs > Harper, Geremi, Cacapa, Ameobi n’ who ever is left!

    Attack minded n just run at them!!! What does everyone think??

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  • DanToon

    Oct 16, 2008 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #9

    oh, swap Guthrie for Butt!

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  • NUFutureCowboy

    Oct 16, 2008 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #10

    good line up dan toon. agree with you about guthrie for butt as well

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  • xisco biscuits

    Oct 16, 2008 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #11

    I THINK I’D GO WITH…

    GK – GIVEN

    RB – BEYE
    LB – ENRIQUE
    CB – TAYLOR
    CB – BASSONG

    CM – GUTHRIE (holding)
    CM – BUTT (holding)
    CM – N’ZOGBIA (license to roam)
    RM – JONAS (winger/striker)
    LM – DUFF (winger/striker)

    ST – MARTINS (IF FIT)

    …kind of 4-3-3 with jonas and duff pushing forward to support the striker, and duff and zog occasionally trading positions

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  • xisco biscuits

    Oct 16, 2008 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #12

    sorry i meant to name coloccini ahead of bassong…it’s getting late and im still working

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  • spenaldinho

    Oct 16, 2008 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #13

    if all our players wer fit witch is a big if we have probly the 5th best startin 11 in the league

    …………………GIVEN……………………

    BEYE….TAYLOR..FABIO….BASSONG

    ………………..BARTON…………………….
    JONAS……………………………….DUFF
    …………………OWEN…………………….
    ……XISCO……………..MARTINS………
    SUBS
    SHOLA
    THE ZOG
    ENRIQUE
    GUTHRIE
    SMITH
    VIDUKA
    HARPER

    better then spurs, portsmouth, villa and everton? i reckon so

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  • Tom_Toon

    Oct 16, 2008 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #14

    v Man City:

    Given
    Beye-Coloccini-Bassong-Enrique
    Jonas-Guthrie-Butt-N’Zogbia
    Duff
    Xisco

    Martins to come on to gain some fitness later in the game.

    Best team:

    Given
    Beye-Coloccini-Bassong-Enrique
    Jonas-Guthrie-Barton-Duff/N’Zogbia
    Owen/Viduka-Martins

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  • Tom

    Oct 16, 2008 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #15

    Given
    Beye, Colo, Bassong, Enrique
    Jonas, Guthrie, Butt, N’Zogbia
    Xisco, Duff/Ranger

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  • skin d

    Oct 16, 2008 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #16

    i still would not risk martins,we rushed him back too early last time ,look what happened.

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  • beyethegreat

    Oct 16, 2008 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #17

    ____________given_______________

    beye______taylor_____colo_______bass

    jonas______guth______butt_______zog
    ______________duff_______________
    _______________oba_______________

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  • JakartaDean

    Oct 16, 2008 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #18

    What kind of scan shows a strain?

    Makes me suspicious…

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  • My ASSley

    Oct 16, 2008 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #19

    owen didnt play any game and tweaked his groin…….
    should consider retitring…..
    waste of wage and spaces

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  • toooooonfan

    Oct 16, 2008 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #20

    18 JakartaDean
    nothing must have come up so it is not a tear but if the pain is there it is strain – i dont think owen would fake an injury

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  • Xsico golden boot

    Oct 16, 2008 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #21

    No wonder he cannot get a game for england when the going gets tough MO gets an injury probably upset england won without him any way well said joe move on and give some one else a chance

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  • xisco biscuits

    Oct 16, 2008 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #22

    me neither, owen has been nothing but 100% professional since all this crap kicked off. he’s acted like a true leader – he’s been tracking back, winning tackles, going in for 50-50’s…setting a great example, just as i knew he would.

    just hope we get a new owner before anyone else offers him a deal he can’t refuse. i genuinely think he’d sign if all the politics get sorted before january

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  • I Made 1000

    Oct 16, 2008 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #23

    sunderland game sold out 🙁

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  • beyethegreat

    Oct 16, 2008 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #24

    does that include the home stand

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  • Turkish magpie

    Oct 16, 2008 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #25

    it dont matter

    martins,guttierez and beye put so much spring into our step and more good news is robinho is injured:)

    Its on the up 4 the toon!

    oh and if owens back for sunderland and also barton we’ve got a great chance for the derby and if we win that the morale will be high with an unbeatable team!~

    Europe really possible? i hope so!

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  • beyethegreat

    Oct 16, 2008 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #26
  • beyethegreat

    Oct 16, 2008 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #27

    good to see a positive outlook turk mag

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  • A.L. 9

    Oct 16, 2008 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #28

    I wish people would stop saying things like “when is Owen not injures” ect, if I remember rightly, this will be his second premiership game he will miss since before Keegan came back.

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  • troy stavers

    Oct 16, 2008 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #29

    Despite Xisco looking crap, he needs to be given a chance. It’s ridiculous judging the lad after a few games. What planet are you critical people on? A new country, a new league and new team mates. At least give him one more game then you can criticise. lol.

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  • Rasko a.k.a Hadji

    Oct 16, 2008 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #30

    Adem Ljajic from Partizan Belgrade is the man for our NUFC.
    He made a debut in UEFA Cup with Partizan at the age of 16…..this boy is simply phenomenal.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UOcFAFJ3zw

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAq3BzV9u6s

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  • KK FOREVER (Ross)

    Oct 16, 2008 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #31

    pray to god gutierrez and martins both start, because if not, we dont have anyone to threat nevermind find the net.
    It sounds so bleak, but owen had scored in as many games he’d played before Everton, and we’ll struggle without him.
    However, Robinho injured is a plus, aaaaand we’ll most definitly have Jonas, Owen, and Martins for the mackems should all go according to plan, which is a massive confidence boost going into the biggest game of our season

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  • Tom_Toon

    Oct 16, 2008 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #32

    Hadji – He is on trial at Man Utd.

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  • Rasko a.k.a Hadji

    Oct 16, 2008 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #33

    I know TT,i might turn out selfish for saying this cos afterall he’s Partizan’s boy such as me.But i hope he fails in Man Utd so we can get him.

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  • Punk Skunk

    Oct 16, 2008 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #34

    Well i guess we see JK’s 1st team proper on monday then?..
    …Should be interesting!?!..

    …Owen’s injury seems pretty ‘tactical’ to me!..
    …Next game or so out, see how it goes…nudge, nudge, wink, wink!..

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  • Punk Skunk

    Oct 16, 2008 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #35

    Given
    Beye(Taylor)-Colo-Bassong(Taylor)-Enrique
    Geremi-Guthrie-Zog
    Jonas Duff
    Martins (Xisco)

    …JK may go 442 tho’…

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  • Rasko a.k.a Hadji

    Oct 16, 2008 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #36

    ……………………………Given……………………………
    Beye………….Coloccini….Taylor……….Bassong.

    ……………………………..Butt…………………………….
    Jonas………………………………………………..Duff….
    ……………………..Guthrie…..N’Zogbia……………….

    ………………………………Xisco………………………….

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  • toonoot

    Oct 16, 2008 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #37

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. “He’s a little waster.”

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  • toonoot

    Oct 16, 2008 at 9:52 PM

    Comment #38

    I also think he suffers from clinical depression. Something about him is not right.

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  • A.L. 9

    Oct 16, 2008 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #39

    Toonoot you make little sense…

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  • Brutooooon

    Oct 16, 2008 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #40

    play five midfield. with zoggy or duff supporting our only striker…xisco or ameobi starting with martin play as a sub…

    Duff,Zoggy,Jonas all supporting the striker and butt and guthrie play centre.

    defensive, start bassong for god sake

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