We may have spoken too quickly yesterday, when we said nobody else was injured yesterday at Newcastle United.
Danny Guthrie – on crutches with hamstring injury
Now it looks like the injury jinx has hit again and it’s in training again, as Danny Guthrie limped away from the training ground yesterday on crutches.
The extent of the damage to Guthrie’s hamstring is not yet known, but it is doubtful he will make the game at Eastlands a week today.
What is it that we do in training that causes us to have so many injuries?
Even when we don’t have games, we seem to have our players go down with all kinds of injuries, with hamstring problems seemingly being the most common of the injuries, and achilles problems close behind.
Are the any Sherlock Holmes out there that can help the club on this?
And we are now being told that Alan Smith has suffered a set-back in his recovery from his Achilles injury, so he will be out longer than we had anticipated.
Add to that the news yesterday and this morning, that is all over the place in the press, that Newcastle players Andy Carroll and Charles N’Zogbia fought in full view of Carlisle United’s players as they warmed up for yesterday’s behind-closed-doors friendly, and again the news at the club is less than good.
It seems like yesterday was just another day in the life of Newcastle United football club, and even more frustration for Newcastle supporters.
Of course with Nicky Butt getting himself suspended again, Kinnear will have Barton for midfield against Man City, and he may have to do with Geremi, if the Cameroon International is still at the club next week.
Of course we could also have a central midfielder signed before next Wednesday, but we’ll not hold our breath on that one.
The injuries that Newcastle keep getting during training are caused by something, and the sooner the club finds that out and corrects the problem, the sooner we will not be top of the Premier League Injury table every single week, and have an injury crisis on our hands – every single season.