Cheick Tiote Has Injured Knee – Doubtful For Stoke City Game

Newcastle United have confirmed their midfielder Cheick Tiote  suffered an injury to his right knee, during the club’s 1-0 victory over Wigan on Saturday.

Cheick Tiote – in action against Wigan

That’s not good news and it will mean that Cheick will certainly not be able to play tomorrow night in the Carling Cup tie at Blackburn, but there again, he has never played in the previous two rounds of the Cup, and was probably going to be rested tomorrow night as well.

The main question is whether Tiote will be fit for next Monday’s Premier League game at Stoke City.

But if not,  it will give a chance to one of the central midfielders at Newcastle, and it could be that Danny Guthrie or Mahdi Abeid who gets the nod, and there’s always Dan Gosling, so there’s no shortage of central midfielders who can deputize for the Ivory Coast International.

And of course Tiote will need to be replaced when he goes off to play in the African Cup of Nations in mid-January,  so we may get some hint as to who will replace him then, if Cheick cannot make the game next Monday evening.

Only last week Alan Pardew had hinted he may give a chance to Algerian U23 International Mehdi Abeid, who has been impressive in training since he arrived on Tyneside, and seems a  smashing lad.

And Steven Taylor is also a doubt for tomorrow night’s game at Blackburn, and we’d be very surprised if Steven plays in that game.

Steven is still  having treatment on the broken nose he sustained during Saturday’s 1-0 win at home to Wigan and will need to wear a protective mask if he does play.

But it seems that Newcastle are finally picking up some injuries to their first team players, and we have to admit that so far this season, the injuries have been kept under control.

This could even relieve a problem Alan Pardew has at the moment, in that he can now give a chance to some of Newcastle’s very good fringe players, and we’ll see what they do in a black and white shirt.

Comments welcome.

20 comments so far

  • Toon_Tom

    Oct 25, 2011 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #1

    He’ll be alreeeeeet!!!!

  • AshtreeKid

    Oct 25, 2011 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #2

    Personally I’d like to see Abeid come in for the cup game as by all accounts hes a bloody good player

  • Toon_Tom

    Oct 25, 2011 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #3

    I am not too worried about our current Injury list at the moment. It could have (and has been) a lot lot worse in recent seasons. Saylor “possibly” out, but only with a broken nose, Tiote is only a minor injury and could miss 1 game at most. So not at all worried to be honest (for now) and will give Abeid a chance to shine on the big stage if called upon. HWTL

  • yorkshireToon

    Oct 25, 2011 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #4

    lee_ryder Lee Ryder
    #nufc I’m told from a reliable source that Cheick Tiote’s injury is not a serious one and the player still keen to play at Stoke #scfc

  • Thump

    Oct 25, 2011 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #5

    It’s supposed to be a minor knock and if Lee Ryder is anything to be believed, he’s missing tomorrows game and then he’ll be fine for Monday.

  • niffnoff

    Oct 25, 2011 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #6

    Lemme just remind everyone who we got in our midfield:

    Our “always field” :

    Guti Cabaye Tiote Ober*

    Our cover:

    Marveux (wings, and can play in the midfield)
    Gosling (cm and right mid)
    Medhi (prospect, cm and attacking mid)
    Guthrie (cdm)
    Fergie (left mid)
    Ryan Taylor (if needed for his usual right mid, maybe centre mid?)
    Alan Smith ( don’t flame me I’m just sayin!)
    And Haris Vuckic

    I think we are ok in terms of Midfield ;D

  • yorkshireToon

    Oct 25, 2011 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #7

    i trust lee ryder and i really want abeid to play i think he’s the sort of player who could get a goal and win us this game looks pure class!


    Oct 25, 2011 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #8

    Tiote isn’t the type of guy that would sit games out if he could play. He would storm onto the pitch wearing two steel leg brace’s if he could still play!
    Wait a minute he ain’t affraid to battle nobody… He’s the toughest s.o.b in N.U.F.C…. Two leg braces he’s the Stone Cold Steve Austin of the football world ”and thats the bottom line, coz Tiote sez so!”

  • markmac

    Oct 25, 2011 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #9

    smith may come in and do some damage…. lol

    guthrie imo

  • Thump

    Oct 25, 2011 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #10

    @Leroi: Tioté with steel attached to him is probably the scariest thing in the premiership haha

  • Klatoon

    Oct 25, 2011 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #11

    He also turned awkwardly on his ankle in the 2nd half,looked like a nasty sprain but he played on.

  • Toon_Tom

    Oct 25, 2011 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #12

    Tiote is a machine, no questions!!!!! Cabaye and Tiote are the ultimate midfield duo. Beauty and the Beast

  • G

    Oct 25, 2011 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #13

    Well if we have a choice, my preference would be to start with Gosling in his abscence. I just hope we dont put too weak a team out tomorrow against Blackburn. I know everybody thinks a result is a foregone conclusion, however, Steve Kean is playing for his job right now, and trying to appease fans, so no way will he put out a weak team. I am happy enough to rest some senior players, but I still want to see a result in our favour.

  • shamsoftabriz

    Oct 25, 2011 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #14

    All teams have to deal with misfortune at some point in the season. Since it seems the knock isn’t too serious, the silver lining is that we’ll get to see what Abeid can do. Depth is strongest at midfield on our squad. Should be a struggle against Stoke though. Hate playing them.


    Oct 25, 2011 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #15

    Cabaye is more like the lethal weapon steve blackman he’s a cool & calm zen master with a nasty streak running through him! he’s done a couple of sneaky kung fu kicks already aswell as being deadly with his feet in way he plays a precision defence splitting killer pass!

  • Brutooon

    Oct 25, 2011 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #16

    Ed : at least u don’t mention Alan Smith – which is an improvement from last season

  • Rotonda heights

    Oct 25, 2011 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #17


    wish you had never said we were lucky with injuries. It’s been the kiss of death. First shola, next day tiote !!

  • toonbrother

    Oct 25, 2011 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #18

    “Tiote is a machine, no questions!!!!! Cabaye and Tiote are the ultimate midfield duo. Beauty and the Beast”

    Not sure which is which. Tiote is as elegant a footballer as they come.

    Im not as positive as Ed about this. Tiote is our most important player. Cabaye is the next best defensive midfielder weve got but we dont want to confuse him by giving him new roles to play. I think Guthrie could also be a shout in that position,Alan Smith is a nonstarter, If pardew even considers playing him it’d be suicide

  • Eyeball81

    Oct 26, 2011 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #19

    Sky sports reported earlier that Mohamed Bangura (who we were linked with who went to celtic) has had to go see a knee specialist….Dodged that bullet!!

  • Sav

    Oct 26, 2011 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #20

    Obertan needs a rest. Marveaux and Ben Arfa need matches. Jonas needs a break too, and Shane Ferguson should be given some pitch time.


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