After most of us were surprised that Steve Harper even had an injury at all, and missed the game against the Red Devils, it looks like Steve could be out for the next two weeks.
Danny Guthrie – tussling with Michael Owen on Tuesday night
It appears that Steve Harper may need a small operation on his troublesome knee, and this is what manager Alan Pardew said today:
“Harper isn’t right and we will have to review him over the next couple of weeks.” “It could be that he needs a small operation.”
“He is not necessarily out of the season, and it’s not a major problem, but we will have a look at that and weigh that up over the next couple of weeks.”
There are also reports that midfielder Danny Guthrie could be out for the season, with some foot injury, but there’s scant information about what the injury is, or how he sustained it.
We have to hope it’s not yet another injury picked up on the training ground, but since it’s new news this afternoon, being reported by the local Evening Chronicle, that’s probably where the injury happened.
However, both players will definitely miss the game at Blackpool on Saturday, but of course captain Kevin Nolan will be returning from his two game suspension, for picking up 10 yellow cards on the season.
Tim Krul had a great game on Tuesday night, and will now keep his place in the Newcastle goal, in a game which could see Newcastle absolutely safe in the Premier League, if they can take all 3 points.