Newcastle United’s captain Fabricio Coloccini could miss up to four matches with the hamstring injury he picked up yesterday afternoon in the first half.
Fab Coloccini – injured yesterday – out for four matches?
It seems that Fab picked it up after about 36 minutes of the game, and Davide Santon immediately warmed up and we wonder why he wasn’t replaced immediately?
It’s good and bad news that Fab played out the first half, good because the injury probably wasn’t too bad, but bad because he could have made it worse.
We never like to see players jeep playing when they are injured because nine times out of ten, it can do them no good.
Alan Pardew, who was obviously delighted after the game with Newcastle’s terrific performance yesterday, told nufcTV the Argentine could miss up to four games:
“We lost Coloccini today and we might lose him for three or four games, so it could be difficult without him,”
“But the players’ attitude all year has been immense, and I thought in particular James Perch was absolutely outstanding.”
“Papiss had cramp, so there’s no problem there.” “But Coloccini is a hamstring, so we will have to cross our fingers and hope that he’s going to be okay for the run-in.”
“He’s certainly not going to make next week against Liverpool – I’m 100 per cent sure of that.”
James Perch was in good form again yesterday, and apart from the Tim Krul and Mike Williamson hesitancy and misunderstanding, that led to Shane Long’s goal, the Newcastle defensive play was very solid.
And that bodes well for the last eight games, four of which could be without the Newcastle captain.
It’s now on to Liverpool next Sunday afternoon, with a guaranteed full house at St. James’ Park, and the only thing that matters now is to beat Liverpool.
For the first time in a long time Newcastle may be building a top side on Tyneside!