Habib Beye Out For Up To Six Weeks

The initial news about Habib Beye’s injury is that he will be out for up to six weeks.


Habib Beye – out for up to six weeks – defense weakened

The good news is that it could have been a lot worse than that, with the Newcastle medical staff concerned that it could have been a fracture of Habib’s right leg.

Beye was carried of the field on a stretcher after a terrible tackle from Lee Cattermole,  in the 2-1 defeat at Wigan.

Cattermole has been a nightmare for Newcastle this season as he put Joey Barton out for 4 months with another dangerous tackle in mid-November at St. James’ Park.

Beye was rushed to a Wigan hospital yesterday and stayed there over night, while the lads flew back to Newcastle following the game yesterday.

Habib Beye also had an Achilles problem earlier in the season and had unfortunately had an injury strewn season so far.

Now Beye will be out through January, and with Joey Barton out until maybe March, Alan Smith out until February, and our mystery player Igancio Gonzalez out with an Achilles injury though March, Newcastle again have injuries much worse than most Premier League clubs this season – as usual.

The news that Beye will miss most of January is more bad news for manager Joe Kinnear, as he will also be missing Jose Enrique (calf) and Sebastien Bassong, (banned for one game), after the visit to Wigan yesterday.

Steven Taylor, David Edgar and Claudio Cacapa are all available, and we think that Taylor and Edgar could get the call, but our defense will now be weakened against the League leaders tomorrow.

Getting something out of the game tomorrow could be very difficult now – but with the right attitude, dedication and spirit, anything is possible, especially at St. James’ Park.

Comments welcome.

12 comments so far

  • John B

    Dec 27, 2008 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #1

    Not on topic i know, but anyone see Allardyce giving post-match interview to BBC last night.

    Would have been nice to have had one of those when he was with us!

    Gutted for Beye …

  • Louai

    Dec 27, 2008 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #2

    cattermole should die

  • fostino

    Dec 27, 2008 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #3

    could be a shout to try kadar or tozer at l.b. ………..not going to happen tho!

  • keith

    Dec 27, 2008 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #4

    its a blow to lose him, great player

  • Dave Emmerson

    Dec 27, 2008 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #5

    I see the press is typically quite after this horror tackle, that’s 2 bad tackles he has made on Newcastle players. Can you imagine what the headlines would have been if it had been Joey Barton that had tackled Cattermole like that

  • oga

    Dec 27, 2008 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #6

    Sign Danny Simpson

  • The Entertainers

    Dec 27, 2008 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #7

    The Beye injury is really going to hit our transfer plans.

    I’m pretty sure Joe was not planning on buying a RB, but now we need one, unless he plans on giving Edgar, Geremi or Taylor a shot there, none of who are RBs.

    Unfortunately it again shows our summer transfer acitivities short comings.

    I’m not sure how the reserve / youth RB is but if he is not up to stratch, then prehaps we need a young RB in the future.

  • KK FOREVER (Ross)

    Dec 27, 2008 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #8

    Cattermole is a disgrace. not only is he ugly as sin, he’s also a dirty little shtie on the field aswell. he makes these wreckless challenges and gets away with murder. just wait until Joey gets back and goes head to head with cattermole next time.

  • Wallsend Will

    Dec 27, 2008 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #9

    I agree Cattermole is a disgrace. What’s his record like against other teams in the Premier League? Surely such reckless challenges must have been noted by fourth officials or the press. It can’t always be hidden behind the term that “Wigan are big lads who like to get physical“. Sooner or later someone’s going to end up with a serious career threatening injury. I only hope it’s Cattermole and not someone else.


    Dec 27, 2008 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #10


    Cattermole doing the dirty in another game,
    Just seconds after coming on as a sub.
    While playing for BORO
    This guy should be banned soon
    Seeing thet the FA have nothing else to do they can spend some time looking at the tackles he makes

  • craig chisholm

    Dec 27, 2008 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #11

    i think that our injury crisis is great to be honest lads. cos it will force ashleys hand and its perfect timing. if everyone had been fit he would have waffled his way thorugh yeet another window, but now with some solid players out long term it would be foolish of him to do nothing or go for shitty loan jobs from the fizzy league. i am interested alot in this wondow, i think that ashleys actions will decide if we stay up or go down. whats ya money on????

  • Iain Malone

    Dec 28, 2008 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #12

    That lee guy is the biggest dog! someone should off shot him after the game!


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