There’s more bad news today on the injury front, with news filtering through yesterday that Yohan Cabaye is suffering from acute abdominal pain, and will not play in France’s World Cup qualifying game against Spain in Madrid.
Yohan Cabaye – suffering from acute abdominal pains
And we’re surprised to learn that Shane Ferguson has picked up a hip injury, and he has withdrawn from the Northern Ireland squad to play Portugal in Porto, and he will be having treatment at Newcastle, in the hope he will be fit enough for the game at Sunderland a week on Sunday.
And we heard yesterday that Haris Vuckic is out for the season with his ACL injury, and it looks like Dan Gosling is out until January with ankle ligament damage, and both players picked up those injuries on Monday night at Villa Park playing for the U21 side, and Alan Pardew was there watching – not a pretty site.
The good news is that Fabricio Coloccini, Steven Taylor and Tim Krul are all set to train on Tuesday at the Benton headquarters, and hopefully none will suffer any reaction, and all three could be in the starting line-up against Sunderland.
This is what Alan Pardew told the local press this morning:
““Shane Ferguson stayed behind. Hopefully after a week’s treatment he will be OK.” Yohan Cabaye is with France but I think he’ll be fine.”
“Hopefully Cabaye comes through.” “He is probably the most important player on international duty.” “If that happens we’ll be OK.”
“Everybody else we are hoping on Wednesday. Steven, Colo and Tim will train but we’ll see.” “We have been unlucky on international breaks.”
“We lost Colo, we lost Tim, so fingers crossed we come through with a clean bill of health this time.” “After the weekend we will have a much bigger hand to choose from.”
Newcastle have certainly been hit with lots of injuries so far this season, and we’re not even in the middle of October yet, and when you have a small squad that can have an adverse effect on things – including results.
The good news is that we are getting three of our best players back, and we have to hope that Yohan Cabaye is OK and can also play at Sunderland.
If that happens we’ll be in fairly good shape – at least for our next game – which we need to win.
What do you think?
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