News today that Nicky Butt may have damaged his medial knee ligaments in yesterday’s game at Bolton, and could be out of action for up to six weeks.
Nicky Butt – may have damaged his medial knee ligaments yesterday
Hughton talked about the game yesterday:
“I thought it was a spirited performance. We had the better opportunities, but there was that moment when we switched off and we were made to pay.”
“We perhaps lacked that little bit of guile and composure we needed to break them down.”
“We conceded at a very bad time and the goal gave them a lift. We were able to get back into the game. They were aware that we had to force the issue and at times we did – we at times took chances.”
“When you’re protecting a lead you do tend to get bodies back and I think they did that and defensively coped well.”
It may be that two of our most experienced players will miss the Manchester United game on Wednesday.
Damien Duff did not play against Bolton yesterday because of a calf injury, and there is worrying news this morning that Nicky Butt may have damaged his medial knee ligaments, and could be out of action for up to six weeks.
We should know more about Nicky’s condition later today, but that prognosis does not sound good, since we still have Joey Barton and Danny Guthrie out injured, and Kevin Nolan suspended for the next two games.
Newcastle are just two points above the bottom three, and host Manchester United on Wednesday night, and must try to take something out of that game to alleviate their poor position in the league.
And let’s hope Nicky’s injury is not as bad as first thought.