More bad news today on the injury front of course with very little news of any new faces coming to the club before next Monday at 5:00 pm.
Joey Barton – out for 8 weeks with broken right foot
It turns out the injury sustained by Joey Barton at Manchester City last night has been confirmed as a fractured fifth metatarsal in his right foot.
That’s the exact same injury that Joey suffered, but to his left foot at the beginning of last season.
The player will undergo surgery on Friday and is expected to be out for around eight weeks, at least.
Meanwhile, Michael Owen was also having a scan on his injured left ankle today, and we will know more about that injury later today, although the initial prognosis suggest Michael could be out for up to 10 weeks.
To have two of your best players unavailable for the run-in to the season is a serious blow to Newcastle’s diminishing hopes of avoiding relegation this season.
The team for Sunday’s derby game against Sunderland will be interesting, because Joe will have no choice but to play the best youngsters available to him.