The injury jinx on Newcastle United is again rearing its ugly head, as we are told that Andy Carroll (hamstring), Jose Enrique (muscle) and Steven Taylor (calf) are all injured and will not play in tomorrow night’s 3rd round FA Cup replay with Hull City.
Jose Enrique – muscle in jury will keep him out of tomorrow’s game
The injuries were picked up today during training so we don’t want to sound like a broken record, but we must understand why so many of our players keep picking up these injuries.
For many seasons now we have collected more injuries than any other Premiership team, and there’s just got to be some reason for this – be it the pitches or something. The Newcastle club must start investigating this – because it continues to cause us serious problems with our player always out.
Andy has been ruled out of the game tomorrow night because he has a tight hamstring and whear that Shola Ameobi will not be fit to replace him.
Kinnear said today:
“Andy is now injured as well and we now have 11 key players out.”
“We have a depleted squad, but whatever side we put out we’ll be looking to win.”
“I have drafted in six Academy players and I may have to start with some of them.”
Kinnear has also confirmed that Oba Martins will be out for a month and Shola Ameobi has also been ruled out of tomorrow night’s tie.
11 senior players now out through injury – that’s just completely ridiculous. With both full backs out we’re not sure who Kinnear will draft in.
Looks like David Edgar, who can play in either full back position, will come in at right back, and maybe Charles N’Zogbia will need to play again at left back.
But we remember what happened against Liverpool when we had some of our back four missing – and this puts a bit of a damper on our chances of getting through tomorrow night’s tie against Hull City – not good news at all.
What is going on with all these injuries?
Kinnear must be tearing his hair out – and he’s still got some left too, but of course he’s only been in this job a few months. 😀