The news on the injury front today is that Tim Krul may not be too badly injured, and we suppose he may even have a small chance of making the Everton game next Monday night – maybe.
Tim Krul – not too seriously injured?
But Fabricio Coloccini has unfortunately re-injured his hamstring for what seems to be the third time this season, and will be out for a few weeks.
But until he finally gets back from South America, which is almost half way round the world from England, and the Newcastle medics can take a look at him, we’ll now know just how long he’s going to be missing.
But other players may be on their way back, as we reported yesterday and we could have as many as five players coming back for the game at Everton next Monday.
The two Ameobi brothers, James Perch and Shane Ferguson look like they’ll be ready and Cheick Tiote will also have a chance of being back after he was injured very early in the first half against Tottenham but stayed on the field, which in retrospect was a big mistake.
And when we start up again with that tough game at Everton next Monday night, we have seven games in a short 20 days with the Premier League, Europa League and Capital One Cup games all in that short 20 days.
Here is Newcastle’s upcoming schedule of games:
September Mon 17 20:00 A Everton - Premier League Thur 20 20:00 A CS Maritimo - Europa League Sun 23 15:00 H Norwich City - Premier League Thur 26 19:45 A Manchester United - Capital One Cup Sun 30 15:00 A Reading - Premier League October Thur 4 20:05 H Bordeaux - Europa League Sun 07 16:00 H Manchester United - Premier League
Those games are going to stretch the Newcastle squad like it’s never been stretched for many a season, and the squad is just not big enough, which is bring proved beyond any doubts right now.
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