Newcastle had a lot of injuries earlier this year.
Danny Guthrie – could be out up to 6 weeks
And it seems no time has been lost as injuries already have started to mount up after the first pre-season game, with both Danny Guthrie and Shane Ferguson both being injured during last night’s game at Darlington.
And both Danny Guthrie and Shane Ferguson will now unfortunately miss the American tour over the next ten days or so.
Guthrie left the field after just the 11th minute and it seemed to be a groin injury, and 19 year-old Shane Ferguson was substituted at half-time after colliding with big 6′ 7″ goalkeeper Fraser Forster.
Shane seemed to have injured his leg.
This is what Alan pardew said this morning about the injuries:
“That’s further bad news for us because they both don’t look good,”
“One’s gone for an X-ray – Fergie – and the other, Danny, has picked up an injury that we think he’s had before.”
“That could be him out for between six to eight weeks.”
The injuries will be a blow to both players, and especially to Danny Guthrie, who had similar injuuries last season at this time, that kept him out of action for a few months.
Danny is also in the last year of his contract, and will hope to get an extended deal at Newcastle, but he’ll need to push for a first team place this season, to get that.
So the crowd trouble and injuries have overshadowed what happened last night, when Newcastle fans saw impressive performances from both Ben Arfa and Yohan Cabaye, and these two lads could be massive players for Newcastle going forward.