Much Better News On Cabaye – To Have Only Minor Operation

We had said a few says ago that groin operations these days can be done with keyhole surgery, so that the player does not have a long recovery time, and Michael Owen even played after 10 days,  after having minor surgery on his groin when he was at Newcastle.

Yohan Cabaye – in action for France last summer

And the better news today is that Yohan may need only minor surgery, to help him recover from his groin injury, and maybe he will not be out as much as two months, as had been first feared earlier this week.

But Alan Pardew is not sure how long his french International midfielder will be out of action, as he had this to say today:

“I think Cabaye will get the green light to have a minor operation, not a major one. We don’t know how long he’s going to be out for but we’ve got our fingers crossed.”

It seems that Yohan has had a number of scans on the groin, and the good news is the damage to the groin is not as bad as first thought, and now the hope at the club is that he can make a comeback to the side before the end of the year.

That would be good news because Newcastle have 11 matches, starting tomorrow night at home to Maritimo, before January 2nd rolls around, and there are a lot of points to play for in the Premier League.

This is potentially very good news on Yohan Cabaye, who has appeared 13 times this season with two goals, and in total has made 51 appearances with 7 goals for the Magpies since joining from Lille in the summer of last year,  and he has been simply outstanding in the black and white stripes of Newcastle.

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12 comments so far

  • Indian Magpie

    Nov 21, 2012 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #1

    Major or Minor,

    what matters is how much time he is out for

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Nov 21, 2012 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #2

    Good news need cabs back ASAP

    If a team who are a constant conteder for the league and won the champions league are happy to be out at the group stages and possibly finish a second season out of the top 3 to try and get some stability and try and build a squad rather than chop and change every season i dont see why we shouldn’t were still in europe and are mid table despite a poor run of form im sure things will pick up for us and dont see how sacking our manager will help achieve that

  • Blaydon-Toon

    Nov 21, 2012 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #3

    Hope he is back soon as I want to see him when I make my first game of the season against Wigan …

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Nov 21, 2012 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #4

    Alan_Pard_Who….Spin doctor? Oh please, give yourself a rest mate. I’m not twisting anything. Did I need to credit everyone who played a part in their CL success to make it a credible point? Clearly others laid some ground work, but I do seem to remember they looked at him to deliver it to them, something no other manager had been able to do. My point is, for me, I think he should have been given more time, but hey, it’s not my call and not my club, just MY opinion.

    Is that better or am I still spinning?

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Nov 21, 2012 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #5

    Great news on Cabaye. Hope he comes through it with no complications.

  • Tsunki

    Nov 21, 2012 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #6

    I know its probably just me but seeing Indian’s name at the first post brings back memories of dark days of slagging players off and rubbish comments. I suppose its that time again. I hope we start winning even if its just to stop him posting first all the time 😉

    Well that was it, slightly hypocritical I suppose seeing as I had no quality comment of my own.

    Shola is rubbish! Pardew Out! 4-3-3! Sell Willo! Willo something! Oh wait… Orange sorbet….

  • Graeme

    Nov 21, 2012 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #7

    Hopefully he will have the minimum invasive surgery required to repair / rectify the problem and will make a full recovery before being thrown back into the fray!!

    If he doesn’t heal properly, things will end up far worse than they are now and he then could well be out for months!!

  • jimmysmith

    Nov 21, 2012 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #8

    Pep’ll come in n a 5 year contract, fail emphatically to reproduce the football he delivered at Barca because Chelsea just don’t have any substantial football culture, get sacked after 18 months with a huge compensation and live happily ever after.

    It all goes without saying really. Chelsea manager is the best ever job in football.

  • Tsunki

    Nov 21, 2012 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #9

    Roman sacks people because he can, nothing proves it works, any of gis last ten managers would more than likely have amassed the same wins and trophies over the same period of time given stability.

    So the ‘sack Pardew’ camp need to get some dry kecks on sit down have some warm sugary tea and let the missus talk sense for them. A change might in the short term produce a false boost with fringe players doubling their efforts for a while to ingratiate themselves with the new man, but history shows such boosts are not durable, and teams in trouble inevitably slide whatever changes in personnel are. Chelski thrive on a fear mentality for results. Arsenal and man u are consistently good. Everton are a good example – financial constraints largely dictate that contract payouts are too damaging, so they have found a reasonable and realistic manager, and have stuck by him to achieve stability. Nothing wrong with that at all, at least they can aspire to winning stuff without ever having to yo-yo between top 5 and relegation.

  • stuart no9

    Nov 21, 2012 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #10

    di matteo sacked. football is hard at times. did he deserve it ? no. however when an owner is paying you millions to fullfill his dreamsand you dont deliver , you are out the door. a great manager who i would love to see at the toon. he could teach pards a thing or 2 about taking responsability after a defeat. what happens on the pitch is down to the manager, no one else. if they get beat – hes to blame , not everybody else and his dog. the rubbish that comes out of pards gob week after week is so infuriating, he actually believes it himself. a great manager is out of a job . some club some where are going to get lucky NUFC are going to be stuck with a clueless manager for the next 8 years, even though i dont think he will be here then.

  • Munster Mag

    Nov 21, 2012 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #11

    Crazy crazy decision rto sack Di Matteo. Chelsea are an even bigger joke than ever. I think there is a lot of rubbish talked about keeping managers for years = best approach. That only works oif the manager is very good – eg Fergie, Wenger etc! I would keep faith with Pards till the end of the season bit he has changed IMO. We used to play pressing football with less hoof, and more to the point, his post match interviews were always (IMO ) fair and balanced – unlike idiots like Pulis and Allardyce. But recently, its daft excused and b/s all round…..

  • wicken

    Nov 21, 2012 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #12

    It’s a know thing that Cabaye has been troubled with Gilmore’s groin, and I’m surprised that they didn’t do this surgery offseason.

    But as Ed says, it’s a keyhole surgery, and he will be fit for training and match when the wound has healed, 10-14 days.


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