As we mentioned earlier today, Yohan Cabaye had two surgeries on his groin earlier in the week, and the good news is that both operations carried out on either side of the abdominal wall of his groin were successful.
Yohan Cabaye – back in February
Of course in this day and age you wouldn’t really expect anything else but success.
The French media is naturally very interested in the fitness of one of France’s best players, and Cabaye is quoted in the French sports newspaper L’Equipe.
“Surgery went off smoothly,” “It was done in two steps as the surgeon told me – on Monday right side of the abdominal wall and Tuesday on the left side. Being back to competition early in February? That is the objective.”
It’s a telling stat that Cabaye has missed five of Newcastle’s last seven games, and we’ve lost four and drawn three in those games, following the rather lucky 2-1 win at home to West Brom – and we have really missed the French midfielder.
But even when Yohan has played this season he hasn’t hit the top form he showed last season, and for the good of the club, we have to hope Vurnon Anita, who’s starting to look a very good player or Newcastle – comes along – as he plays more games substituting for the Frenchman until next February.
Newcastle are on four straight defeats in the league, which is the worst run since back in our relegation season of 2008-2009 – but one win can work wonders, and Newcastle almost managed that win last Wednesday at Stoke City.
Not only will the 3 points lift us in the league table but it will give our lads confidence that the worst is over – hopefully.
We are hoping the lads can get the win against Wigan on Monday night – and start climbing that league table again – and if they play like they did at Stoke – then we should be able to get the three points.
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