Yohan Cabaye Pessimistic About Ankle Injury

Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye was withdrawn from the France game after 48 minutes last night,  because of a sore left ankle.

Yohan Cabaye – fears ankle ligament damage

But it seems that after being withdrawn, the French midfielder’s ankle has been very painful, and the results are awaited of a scan he was due to  undergo on Saturday.

Cabaye started for his country in last night’s Euro 2012 3-0 win against Albania,  and was again in top form, as he has been for Newcastle during the season.

It’s good that Cabaye didn’t keep playing on the ankle last night, and after just a couple of minutes into the second half, Yohan signaled to French officials that he couldn’t continue.

Cabaye has not been officially ruled out of Tuesday’s game at Bosnia-Herzegovina, but it is probably very unwise to risk him.

It will be very bad news for Newcastle fans if Yohan has suffered ligament damage to the ankle,  because he will then be out for a while.

And Yohan didn’t seem too upbeat on Saturday, and seems to be worried in case he has indeed suffered ligament damage, as he told L’Equipe and the French Football Federation’s official website:

“I preferred to be substituted and not take any risk,” “It was a big pain, and I fear ligaments could have been damaged.”

“I hope I will be fit for Tuesday and that this game does not pass me by.” 

“I will have tests, I don’t know whether it is a sprain or a bad bruise but it was very painful and I couldn’t carry on like that.”

We have to hope that it’s only bruising of his left ankle, but we’d be surprised even if it’s just that, if he is still allowed to play on Tuesday evening  at Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Hopefully he will have treatment with the French team, or return immediately home to Newcastle, so he can have treatment and then prepare for the important game against Spurs at St. James’ Park next Sunday afternoon.

Comments welcome.

14 comments so far

  • cabaye wayaye

    Oct 8, 2011 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #1

    “@lee_ryder: #nufc heard Cabaye injury just a knock and he’s ok for Tuesday”

    Hope our midfield marvel is ok.


  • craig bell

    Oct 8, 2011 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #2

    if he’s thinking of being able to play on tuesday thats a good sign. but hope they dont risk him so he’s fit for us against spurs!

  • Andy

    Oct 8, 2011 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #3

    Pretty sure everyone who has played football will have had little knocks like that when it catches you right on the ankle. I was watching the game and saw the tackle but i can’t really see it being anything more than a bruise as the tackle itself just caught his ankle slightly.


    Oct 8, 2011 at 11:18 PM

    Comment #4

    Anyone know if match is on skysports? Its sunday yes?

  • JBax97

    Oct 8, 2011 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #5

    @4 it’s on super sunday


    Oct 8, 2011 at 11:31 PM

    Comment #6

    JBax, cheers mate! Wanted to go, but probs be working (call for illness) 😉

  • Willo

    Oct 9, 2011 at 12:13 AM

    Comment #7

    Who takes Cabaye’s place if he can’t go? There’ll be a fight Gosling perhaps? Guthrie? ABEID!?

  • PapaToon

    Oct 9, 2011 at 4:01 AM

    Comment #8

    Gurhrie is back in the fold, based on his PL experience and this being a big game i think he might replace cabaye.

  • magpiebop

    Oct 9, 2011 at 5:36 AM

    Comment #9

    Guthrie is a very important squad player for us. All his best games have been in central midfield and looks confident and assured there but looks a fish out of water when played on the right.


    Oct 9, 2011 at 6:48 AM

    Comment #10

    Here we go then! Knew something like this was going to happen!

    We needed a fit Cabaye against the Spuds this saturday I would,nt play him now, coz it would only take one challenge from one of their stronger players and he and we will be shagged for the rest of the season!
    I feel one or two debuts might be on the caeds this saturday!
    Rest him for at least three games, too big a risk to do otherwise!

  • iain

    Oct 9, 2011 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #11

    For some reason i detect that he may be making the most of it so he gets left out of Frances 2nd game and comes back to NUFC asap, think hes got one eye on the spurs game as one he needs to play in, i think he will make it…

    If it was ankle ligament damage he would of surely already been sent for scan knowing how serious the french take things like this or his ankle would be too swollen to scan and would have to wait but this doesnt sound like the case…

  • Chaz

    Oct 9, 2011 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #12

    I think Ian’s assessment is spot on and I’m sure the club will have made their feelings known to our magnificent midfield maestro as well!

  • Graeme

    Oct 9, 2011 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #13

    What about playing Marveaux? – he must be ready for a hard game now and seems both fit enough and able enough to keep Spuds honest on that side!!

  • Willo

    Oct 10, 2011 at 2:04 AM

    Comment #14

    @Graeme, Marveaux plays out wide. I’m thinking Guthrie coming in from the cold.


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