This is about the worst news we could have received this week – that Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini has picked up a muscle strain in training with the Argentine squad.
Fabricio Coloccini – has muscle strain in right leg
The muscle strain is in his right leg, and that’s the second time Fab has been injured this season, and he usually misses very few games with injury – maybe age is catching up with him?
The news coming through is that he is currently under observation for the injury, but news is that he will now miss the game on Friday night against Paraguay.
It would be best if he could return back to Newcastle, since it would seem a little foolhardy to risk him in the next game on Tuesday night against Peru.
But the news is the 30 year-old will stay with the squad and have a fitness test before the game on Tuesday night.
The replacement who has been brought into the Argentine squad is defender Leandro Desábato from Estudiantes de La Plata.
We’d like to see Fabricio back on Tyneside – getting fit for the very important Everton game.