Newcastle Remain Top Of Injury League Table


Good news today that Newcastle expect their controversial midfielder Joey Barton to return from his MCL Knee Ligament injury in mid-January.

Joey Barton – back from knee injury in January

In fact Newcastle are top of the league on Physioroom.com with 7 injuries.

Player        Injury                   Return Date

D Duff 	    Groin/Pelvis Injury      no return date
S Ameobi      Ankle/Foot Injury        no return date
J Barton      MCL Knee Ligament Injury 17th Jan 09
Xisco 	    Groin Strain 	         6th Dec 08
I Gonzalez    Achilles Tendinopathy    Mar 09
A Smith       Achilles Tendinopathy    28th Jan 09
W Ngo Baheng  ACL Knee Injury          1st Jan 09

That’s another reason we need a bigger squad because we just haven’t worked out why we get so many injuries, and are nearly always top of this particular league table.

It also means that Joey will have been out of action for nine weeks after picking up a knee ligament injury in the draw with Wigan Athletic at St James’s Park in mid-November.

Newcastle manager said:

“We have just had Joey’s injury re-assessed and the doctor and physio team tell me we can expect to have him back in the middle of January.”

“And now that he has a date to aim for, it will give Joey a big lift.”  “The same applies to Alan Smith, who we are hoping to have back with us by the end of January following his injury problems.

“But at this moment in time we do not know when Ignacio Gonzalez will be returning.” “Shola has an ankle and foot injury and he is doubtful for Saturday.” “He is probably 50-50, but I don’t think it would be wise to risk him.”

“While Damien Duff will not make Saturday, I am expecting him to be with us when we go to Portsmouth next weekend.”

It’s just a pity that we never did get to the bottom of why we get so many injuries at Newcastle, which is a pity.

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23 comments so far

  • toonoot

    Dec 3, 2008 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #1

    Ee Aye the addio, we’re gonna win the league 🙂

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  • AO

    Dec 3, 2008 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #2

    they only have themselves to blame for signing consistenlyinjured players. Anyway. duff,xisco,barton and ameobi are hardly going to save you from relegation.

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  • KK FOREVER (Ross)

    Dec 3, 2008 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #3
  • JP...from The Rock

    Dec 3, 2008 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #4

    It sickens me to see us top this league year in year out. We never learn!

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  • toon_barmy

    Dec 3, 2008 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #5

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1d0QND_24DE&feature=related

    There coming to take Roy away HaHa Hee hee ho ho!

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Dec 3, 2008 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #6

    Souness tried to get to the bottom of it but with no success. I think it’s our physios aren’t good enough. They have been here as long as I can remember and they never seem to help anyone. Something must be done about this…starting with additions in January!

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  • ganiyu

    Dec 3, 2008 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #7

    theres still hope lads so stop shaking

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  • AO

    Dec 3, 2008 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #8

    ross- cheers for that. I was expecting him to come out and say he wants out even though he will have to stay at newcastle for a few more weeks.

    I remember keane saying the same thing before a bigger team came in for him. If spurs make a big bid he wont have much choice anyway as ashley will drive him to london himself.

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  • Punk Skunk

    Dec 3, 2008 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #10

    Beye,
    we’re up to 12%…
    😀

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  • Stamford Toon

    Dec 3, 2008 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #11

    KK said we would have the fittest team in the prem, after he had sacked SA’s fitness team.

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  • Matt

    Dec 3, 2008 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #12

    Given
    Harper

    Coloccini
    Taylor
    Beye
    Jose Enrique
    Bassong
    Cacapa
    Edgar

    Butt
    Duff
    Gutierrez
    Guthrie
    Geremi
    Barton
    N’Zogbia
    Nacho
    LuaLua

    Smith
    Martins
    Ameobi
    Owen
    Xisco
    Carroll
    Viduka

    This is NOT a small squad so please stop saying it! We’re deficient in backup for defence and could use an AM but that is it. It’s not a case of small squad, it’s a case of quantity but not quality. I’d rather we had about 7 midfielders who were all challenging for a place rather than 9 with a few tag alongs. As for strikers, we have 7 which is ridiculous. You need no more than 5 really or 6 at a push and then only if they’re forwards and not strikers.

    I’ve said this time and time again and you keep writing this rubbish about our squad size. We need to redistribute the squad size not just sign more players. We can easily afford to cut about 4 or 5 of our current squad and not even notice it. It would save wage bill and give more money to get in the 1 or 2 players who will actually give a massive boost to the team.

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  • ganiyu

    Dec 3, 2008 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #13

    owen should go we dont need him but points.

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  • dougnufc

    Dec 3, 2008 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #14

    Mohamed Aboutrika would be a great playmaker for us

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  • Punk Skunk

    Dec 3, 2008 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #15

    Matt,
    i’m with ya’…
    …Most teams have this size squad…
    …& then there’s the kids, some of them could be pushin’ thru soon!..

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  • Punk Skunk

    Dec 3, 2008 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #16

    Goals=Points…
    …Owen=Goals…

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  • Desmond - DesmondBlog.com

    Dec 3, 2008 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #17

    nacho is a joke. we don’t even need him here.

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  • Desmond - DesmondBlog.com

    Dec 3, 2008 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #18

    Given
    Harper (sell him)
    Krul (make him of backup GK)

    Coloccini
    Taylor
    Beye
    Jose Enrique (backup LB)
    Bassong
    Cacapa (SELL HIM)
    Edgar (loan him out)

    Butt
    Duff
    Gutierrez
    Guthrie
    Geremi (sell him)
    Barton
    N’Zogbia
    Nacho (send him back)
    LuaLua (loan him out)

    Smith (sell him)
    Martins
    Ameobi (if good deal, sell him)
    Owen
    Xisco
    Carroll
    Viduka (sell him while he still has a price tag)

    next we promote some youngsters up and buy some players like baines and benayoun. case solved.

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  • nightfall

    Dec 3, 2008 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #19

    Matt – spot on

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  • steve

    Dec 3, 2008 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #20

    why is nacho still at toon – surely we can just send him back!
    we should get rid of
    carroll
    smith
    duff
    nacho
    geremi
    edgar
    cacapa

    I’ve heard on the grapevine that martins may be offloaded in jan as JK doesn’t think he’s a team player (tho think KK said much the same) – surely we’d be better off getting rid of the above list first than our most likely person to score goals out of nothing – lets hope its just rubbish

    just shows what a joke we are

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  • jim

    Dec 3, 2008 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #21

    desmond blog-sell harper? are u mad? hes as good as given! weve had some decent runs with harper in-all keepers let goals in-i think he should be first choice or art least fight for it! imo

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  • Punk Skunk

    Dec 3, 2008 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #22

    Aye Jim,
    Sell Harper…Na!..

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  • toon head

    Dec 3, 2008 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #23

    we should go for these players
    gattuso or davids(edgars cousin)
    elano or riquelme
    vargas
    and maybe julio arca

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