There were a few reports a couple of days ago that Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini was injured worse than was being revealed, although the statement issued by the Argentine FA a day or two ago, didn’t say he was seriously injured.
Fabricio Coloccini – injury may not be too bad
Seriously injured with his hamstring, would mean up to six weeks out of the Newcastle team, and with the Newcastle squad still too thin – that would be serious for Newcastle.
Fabricio is continuing to stay with the Argentine squad, so we thought that was a good sign, because if he was going to be out several weeks, then surely he would have been sent home to Newcastle.
And there’s some good news in the Newcastle Journal today that Coloccini’s injury is not a serious set-back, and there’s news coming out of the Argentine squad that the injury is not as bad as first feared.
Newcastle will have been in touch with the Argentine FA over the injury, so they will know just how bad it is, but Newcastle are not saying too much.
Given what Alan Pardew did for that first game, when he said Ben Arfa wouldn’t make the Tottenham game because of injury, don’t be surprised if Alan says that Colo is doubtful for our next game at Everton a week come Monday – but it may be another one of those white lies.
Newcastle would not comment on the severity of Colo’s injury, but confirmed they were happy enough to allow the top defender to stay in South America through next Tuesday night.
There’s still 9 days to go before the game at Everton so if Colo continues to receive treatment for the hamstring, we would hope he would have a decent shot at making the game, assuming he doesn’t play next Tuesday night against Peru.
Argentina beat Paraguay 3-1 in World Cup qualifying last night with goals from Higuain, Messi and Di Maria, with Fabbro scoring from a penalty for Paraguay.
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