Williamson Breaks Hand At Home – Out Four Weeks

Chris Hughton cleared up the mystery of why Mike Williamson missed the game on Teeside this afternoon.

Williamson – broke hand training at home

After this afternoon’s game Newcastle manager revealed that Mike broke a bone in his hand while he was training at his home.

Well, would you believe it?

Now the next question is can he play on Wednesday night against Scunthorpe with a splint or something on his hand?

And the answer is no as Williamson will now be out for 3 weeks, which is a big blow to the Magpies.

Hughton revealed after the game today:

“He has broken a bone in his hand. He was doing some fitness work at home and he slipped and caught his third metacarpal in the back of his hand.””It was a freak accident really. It was one of those unusual ones and unfortunately for us and unfortunately for him, he will be out for a short period of time.”

We hope so and we also have Coloccini go off after 50 minutes, but we understand that was just a dead leg, and he should be OK for Wednesday night.

Comments welcome.

4 comments so far

  • Tom4Nufc

    Mar 13, 2010 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #1

    I think Kadar should be ample cover for the meantime, however Hughton will no doubt play Hall over Kadar! 🙁

  • Bucks mag

    Mar 13, 2010 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #2

    A blow, but if Colo is fit then we shouldn’t have too much to worry about.

  • Screacher

    Mar 13, 2010 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #3


    I too would play One Size ahead of Kadar on Wednesday if that was the choice. I thought Hall had a good game today.

  • Mags

    Mar 13, 2010 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #4

    I note you say Ed that he cannot play with a splint but I am sure I remember other players having lightweight special casts on their hands/arms. Any other bloggers can shed any expertise on this?

    Also after the way Simpson was limping, there is a chance we could be without him too. The matches come so thick and fast with little/no recovery period.


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