Newcastle United defender Fabricio Coloccini suffered a hamstring injury in the first half of today’s game at West Brom and could be out for three weeks or so.
Fab Coloccini – out for three games
Fab was injured during the first half, and at first we thought Davide Santon would come on immediately, after he had warmed up, but the Newcastle captain lasted until half time.
And then Santon came on at left-back and James Perch went into the middle alongside Williamson and both lads played well in the second half.
Alan Pardew talked to the press immediately after the game, and said he thought the Argentine would miss two or three games, and that’s a big blow to Newcastle, no doubt about that.
But the good thing is that the game are now just one a week so if he’s out three weeks the maximum number of games he will miss is three.
The next crucial games are Liverpool at home next Sunday afternoon, and then Swansea away and then Bolton Wanderers at home.
Coloccini will be a huge miss against Liverpool next Sunday, and we half expect Kenny Dalglish now to possibly start Andy Carroll alongside Luis Suarez in that game.
The other good news is that Fabricio is usually a quick healer, but James Perch will now go alongside Mike Williamson in central defense, and Davide Santon will come in at left back.
Time for these lads to step up to the plate for Newcastle, and we hope that Cheick Tiote can be back for Liverpool too.
There is no word yet on how bad Papiss Cisse is injured, as he was taken off on a stretcher after 79 minutes in today’s game with what looked like a thigh injury.
Papiss scored a great brace in the first half today, and now has 5 goals in just 6 appearances – what number does he wear again? 😀