Bad news today that Stephen Ireland has injured his ankle and is out for the rest of the season.
Stephen Ireland – 3rd injury – out for season
That’s not the first injury a Newcastle player has sustained in training this year, and we’d love to know what goes on during the training, with Leon Best, Shola Ameobi, Steve Harper and Stephen Ireland (twice) being injured in training this year alone.
Thats’ the second injury the Irishman has sustained, since recovering from his initial knee injury, which he had when he first arrived on Tyneside almost three months ago, and there should be no way the club should now sign him permaneently.
Maybe they can get Ireland on a season long loan deal next season, and see if his injury problems persist.
Ireland has made just two substitute appearances for Newcastle since his January arrival from Aston Villa, and those were the last two games, against against Manchester United and Blackpool.
This is also a blow to then Newcastle side, because he’s another top player out for the season, and joins Alan Smith, Ben Arfa, Dan Gosling and Leon Best. Newcastle are again down to the bare bones.
Alan Pardew should consider all the injuries that have been sustained since he arrived on Tyneside, and make sure his squad is big enough next season to put up with what will likely to be a high number of injuries to his players.
This is getting to be as bad as the Graeme Souness era, in terms of the number of injuries the players pick up in training.