Demba Ba Doubtful For Liverpool Game


One of the negatives to come out of yesterday’s 2-1 win against West Brom was to see Demba Ba limp out of the game carrying one of his boots after 72 minutes – and he seems to have picked up a foot or ankle injury.

Demba Ba scoring yesterday – showing great technique as usual

Looking at how he walked off he didn’t look too bad, and we’ll have to hope that some ice on the foot, and an examination and scan will prove it’s not a major injury.

But whether he will be able to make if for the tough game at Anfield next Sunday is unknown at this time, until the Newcastle medics come out with a full prognosis on the injury.

This is what Alan Pardew said last night when asked about the Senegal striker:

“I wouldn’t say it’s a major concern, but Demba is sore.” “Whether he can make next week or not, I don’t know.”

Demba Ba has been Newcastle main man in scoring goals in the Premier League this season, and only Ben Arfa, Yohan Cabaye and now Papiss Cisse have also scored in the league.

But we do have Shola Ameobi and Papiss Cisse who could start for Newcastle at Anfield.  We’ve always thought that  having Shola up front is a plus, because he has that ability to head balls on, and he made the goal for Demba Ba yesterday, but it seems neither of the two Senegal strikers have that kind of ability in the air.

Shola made that great goal for Ba with another head-on when we played Manchester United last January, so he’s a useful man to have around, and seems to be in some decent form this season.

We’ll just have to hope that Ba’s foot injury isn’t too bad.

Update – it seems that Ba has pinched a nerve in his shin – according to the Newcastle Journal this morning.

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13 comments so far

  • SupaToonKid

    Oct 29, 2012 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #1

    It doesn’t sound too serious but if he is out surely Pards will have to revert to a 4-3-3 with only Cissé & Ameobi (unless he wants to chuck Campbell into the mix). Could benefit us either way whatever the outcome of Ba’s injury (as long as it’s not his ticking time bomb)!

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Oct 29, 2012 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #2

    I think he will be fine for the weekend, hope they all turn up next week and pards goes into the game positive unlike yesterday.

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  • RonVanDam

    Oct 29, 2012 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #3

    We need all the top players for the next game. Hope he pulls through

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  • Grafton83

    Oct 29, 2012 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #4

    I heard it was a nerve in his ankle, not sure how long that will take, When it comes to ankles you just need lots of deep heat, he’ll be fine

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  • tarie4

    Oct 29, 2012 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #5

    I never trust AP on injury updates loool, remember him saying that about tiote and he was out for a month. All I do is pray and hope for the best 🙂

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  • Conaldo (The Wizard)

    Oct 29, 2012 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #6

    Tarie – he also said Ben arfa would miss the spurs game.

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  • Grafton83

    Oct 29, 2012 at 9:30 AM

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  • Conaldo (The Wizard)

    Oct 29, 2012 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #8

    Mind tricks at work again? Liverpool know how good demba is, that’s why they want to sign him.

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  • Grafton83

    Oct 29, 2012 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #9

    http://thespectatorsview.com/2012/10/29/newcastle-agree-deal-for-french-starlet/?

    Is this true we’ve signed Sissoko, how did I miss that?

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  • WWYCD

    Oct 29, 2012 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #10

    Clearly just doesn’t want to play against his next team

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  • jawballsaswallwell

    Oct 29, 2012 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #11

    A real blow if he is ruled out, has scored some real crackers this season and is easily our most potent goal threat at the minute. Although my cynical side tells me he’ll probably be fit to press his claims for a big salary January move to Anfield,

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Oct 29, 2012 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #12

    WWYCD – Don’t start a fire. Obviously he’s hurt himself and it’s not so serious and Pardew is probably playing some mind games and hoping to have him ready for Sunday.

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  • Owldman

    Oct 29, 2012 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #13

    Grafton83 we hav,nt signed Sissoko & cant until 1st Jan we can however then sign him on pr-contract agreement then sign him on full contract on 1st of July

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