It seems that Newcastle are still awaiting the prognosis on Peter Lovenkrands injury, when he was forced to leave the field after just 14 minutes on Saturday against Preston.
Peter Lovenkrands – still no official news on injury
The Danish International felt some tightness in his thigh after scoring his 10th goal of the season, after just 3 minutes against Preston North End.
So he was taken off as a precaution, which was a good move, because there are now hopes he will not be out for too long.
The former Akademisk Boldklub, Rangers and Schalke 04 player went for scans yesterday, but it appears the Tyneside club are confident that his injury will not keep him out for a prolonged period.
There seems to be a definite change at Newcastle as far as injuries go, because former managers even encouraged their players to play while injured.
Graeme Souness is one name that comes to mind, and he had a terrible injury record on Tyneside, which eventually cost him his job of course.
The dictionary I have for the site does not recognize Souness as a word – and suggests Sourness as the best replacement – interesting to say the least. 😀
Chris Hughton is very cautious with injuries, and even when we had our small squad earlier in the season, we didn’t have the usual high number of injuries we have suffered over the last several seasons.
Newcastle manager Hughton told the official site:
“The injury isn’t too serious and we’re hopeful of having Peter available for the weekend.”
Chris is also hoping to have Jose Enrique (hamstring) and Nicky Butt (thigh) back for the Vicarage Road test.
But it seems that winger Wayne Routledge may still be very doubtful for the game at Watford on Saturday, and it’s likely he will miss out on that game with his calf injury.
We also expect Joey Barton to be coming back fairly soon, since Joey has been out since last October with his foot injury, but has recently returned to training.