There’s still been no official word from Newcastle United on just how bad Jonas Gutierrez’ injury is, and after the game on Sunday there was even some rumors that it wasn’t a bad injury, and that he could even play this Saturday.
Jonas Gutierrez – injured on Sunday after only 23 minutes
The news today is that the sister of Jonas Gutierrez has tweeted that her brother will be out from six to eight weeks, but of course we have no idea if this is true or not – whether it’s his sister and what they say is true, and we should all probably wait until Newcastle release some news on the Argentine International.
But this would be more bad news for Newcastle if it is true, because Jonas is one of the key players that Alan Pardew relies on in the Premier League.
On the other hand we do have Shane Ferguson who can play on the left wing, as well as Sylvain Marveaux, so if this story is true it would give a good chance for Shane Ferguson to have a decent run in the side.
And Sammy Ameobi, who has picked up a slight hamstring strain and was not in the squad on Sunday, can also play on the left side too.
Another possibility for Alan Pardew is to switch Ben Arfa to the left wing, and bring in Gabby Obertan on the right, so there are a number of different options Newcastle would have, if Jonas is indeed out for up to two months.
But we should wait until Newcastle say something about the injury before assuming too much.
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