It’s all bad news at the moment at Newcastle, and unfortunately Alan Pardew has come out today and said that he thinks Yohan Cabaye and Steven Taylor will both be out until February 1st, and that’s longer than we had first been told in the initial prognosis on the players.
Yohan Cabaye – out until February now
Alan Pardew held his press conference today and he had some more depressing news on both of our top players – starting with Steven Taylor, who has a hamstring injury:
“He’s cursing his luck a little, but unfortunately for Steven, his record is that he does pick up injuries. Maybe the fact that we have had to call upon him more than perhaps we would like with the injuries and Colo’s suspension has probably compounded the issue.”
“Cabaye had one side of his groin done and that caused a potential weakness in the other side, so that needs to be done.” “That will be done, I think, on Tuesday or Wednesday and he will probably be out for eight weeks.
“We are probably looking at 1 February for both him and Steven, so we might as well get the bad news out of the way, because that’s what it is, and just focus on what is important, and that’s what we have got left.”
Steven Taylor has become injury prone over the last three years, which is even more reason why Newcastle needed to bring in another center-back in the summer, but surely with these two top players out until February, Mike Ashley will give Alan Pardew the cash he needs to bring in some new players in the January transfer window.
We hope so – this is just terrible luck for Newcastle, on the injury front.
Where has Lady Luck gone?
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