Joe Kinnear is looking forward to having defender Sebastien Bassong back for the FA Cup, although there are still reports that say that he’s banned for 3 games following his ending off at Wigan last Friday.
Habib Beye – could be out for up to 8 weeks
But the bad news today is that Bassong’s defensive partner Habib Beye could be out for up to eight weeks, after scans showed Beye has in fact damaged his knee ligaments.
That’s very bad news about Beye, and he is still on crutches, while Bassong has now served a one-game ban on Sunday, when Newcastle were hammered 5-1 by Liverpool at St James’ Park.
The 22-year-old Frenchman will likely go straight into the starting eleven on Saturday at the KC Stadium in Hull.
Joe talked today about Seba:
“It’ll be a big boost to get him back,” “We did miss him against Liverpool, and he can come back stronger.”
But Newcastle players are again getting injured as Newcastle again have a terrible list of injuries with as many as 10 players now out injured.
Why is it that we always have more injuries than other premier League clubs?
“It’s like Emergency Ward 10! It was like the walking wounded coming out of the dressing room on Sunday night.”
There just has to be some reason why we always have massive injuries in a season, and it probably has something to do with the training pitches – or something.
The club should probably have an investigation to see what it is, since we”ve had lots of Achilles injuries this season, as one example.