Newcastle used to have a lot of injuries at the club, and the Magpies were regularly at the top of the Premier League Injury Table.
Stephen Ireland – picked up slight thigh strain in training
And it seems the same thing is starting to happen again, as our players seem to be picking up a lot of injuries in training these days, with new boy Stephen Ireland the latest to be injured today in training.
Stephen was expected to fill in for Joey Barton, if Joey wasn’t fit, for the game on Saturday at home to Everton, but he has just picked up a slight thigh strain, which keep him out of the game.
The injury is just slight, so there is a chance he could still make it, but now Alan Pardew has both Joey and Stephen doubtful for the game on Saturday.
This is what Alan Pardew said today:
“Stephen Ireland has come back and the injury he had when he arrived here has cleared up but he may have a slight thigh strain that rules him out.”
“When you come back from injury you get these little pulls and tugs and it might just keep him out at the weekend which would be a shame as he’s trained well.”
Joey Barton may still make the game, although Alan says he’s only 50-50 at the moment, and no decision has yet been made about the Liverpudlian.
And another player in contention to play out on the right wing is Danny Guthrie who has now fully recovered from the slight hamstring strain he picked up in training last week.
Let’s hope Danny doesn’t get injured tomorrow.