Good Initial News On Yoan Gouffran Injury

The Newcastle United web-site have just reported that the X-Ray on Yoan Gouffran’s shin has shown there is no fracture – and in short – that’s great news.

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Yoan Gouffran – was carried off on a stretcher

This is the statement put up on the Newcastle web-site:

Newcastle United are pleased to report that a precautionary X-ray has shown that Yoan Gouffran has not broken his right leg. The French forward was stretchered off during the second half of Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur, and Gouffran will be further assessed on Sunday by the Club’s medical staff

Of course that doesn’t’ say that Yoan is completely in the clear, but at least it’s not a fracture which would have kept him out of the side for a number of weeks, and it seems it’s a gash and some bruising on the shin.

We have to hope that Yoan is fit enough for our next league game, which is at home to Southampton two weeks tomorrow.

This is what Alan Pardew had said earlier about the injury:

“He’s had an impact on his shin which was a nasty gash, he’d have probably come off with a gash anyway but it’s whether there’s any bone damage.”

“He’s gone for an X-ray and we cross our fingers that comes back okay. I haven’t seen it back. I think when you see a big gash it disturbs you as a player.”

“The doctor was 50-50 from his experience of looking at it.”

So it looks like it’s good news and there is no break.

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