Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has today said that a broken arm will keep defender Mike Williamson out for the rest of the season.
Mike Williamson – breaks arm in training today
So it seems like it’s yet another injury picked up in training – what are these guys doing in training to pick up so many of these injuries this year?
This is what Alan Pardew said today:
“He was being supervised at the time it happened.” “It was just a genuine injury and he had a slight weakness in that arm as he has hurt it before and unfortunately that has been the issue.”
“Obviously it is disappointing and he wanted to finish the season.” “For us the focus is now on Steven Taylor who has been patient in the background but now has an opportunity.”
“That is how football works sometimes – it gives you a chance at a strange time.” “It was a freak injury and really unfortunate for Mike who will miss the end of the season.”
It’s lucky that we have Steven Taylor ready to slot in, and it’s a big chance for the local lad to show he can still be a first teamer at Newcastle. That statement about when one door closes another opens is really true.
But we are getting increasingly worried about all these injuries being picked up in training this year, and Alan Pardew will need to increase the size of his squad for next season.
Otherwise, Newcastle could be down to the bare bones sooner than we think next season.
It’s an excellent chance for Steven Taylor to show what he can do against Birmingham City on Saturday.