Good News On Fabricio Coloccini

It seems that goalkeeper Tim Krul could be out for up to five weeks with his injured ankle, but it’s not going to be that long for captain Fabricio Coloccini, with his injured back, and he could even be back for the home game at against Stoke next Sunday afternoon.

fab coloccini and alan pardew

Newcastle captain Fab Coloccini with Alan Pardew

Fabricio missed the defeat at Swansea on Saturday, and he will not be back on Thursday night in the Europa League tie at Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala, but it’s possible he could line up alongside Steven Taylor next Sunday when Newcastle host Stoke City, in what is an important game for the Newcastle side.

Alan Pardew talked today about Coloccini’s back injury:

“I’m not sure how long it’s going to be.” “I don’t think it’s a long as we first thought, though, but I don’t think Thursday, that will come too quickly.”  “Sunday against Stoke is looking more likely but we’ll see how he is.”

The Newcastle manager had already said it would be unwise to play Colo on Thursday night when the side will be playing on an artificial Astro Turf pitch, but it looks like he could be ready for next Sunday,  when we must take all 3 points from Stoke City.

West Ham beat Stoke 1-0 on Saturday at the Britannia Stadium, and the Potters will continue to be without Robert Huth, who has been suspended for three games for violent conduct against Philippe Senderos, when he hit the Swiss International in the face with his forearm, during the Fulham game last week.

It looks like Steven Taylor and Yanga-Mbiwa will continue in central defense for the game in Russia this Thursday night, when the bookies favor Anzhi Makhachkala to win that game.

But it’s good news on Coloccini this morning.

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5 comments so far

  • Toonleee

    Mar 4, 2013 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #1

    Great news

  • Bambams

    Mar 4, 2013 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #2

    Maps might not be too happy at being dropped. Colo is our captain but he will probably be away in the summer.

  • cyprus

    Mar 4, 2013 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #3

    Good team display last game, fairest result would’ve been a draw or away team win… Guess we run out of luck a bit with not one, not two but four fortuitous goals in the previous game!

  • Yorkgeordie

    Mar 4, 2013 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #4

    I’d be happier if Krul was was coming back. Little has been said about Elliot’s shaky start both in the Southampton game and against Swansea. Not shown on match of the day,early in the swansea game, a soft shot came at Elliot chest high and when he tried to clutch it to his chest it bounced straight out 2 or 3 yards in front of him, fortunately Swansea players expected him to catch it and were slow to react, otherwise it would have been a certain goal. For the goal, I would have expected Krul to have a go at punching that cross away. I don’t think the defence have any confidence in him highlighted by the ‘over the top’ congratulations he gets when he does something right.

  • Sav

    Mar 5, 2013 at 1:58 AM

    Comment #5

    Give Elliot a chance, for Pete’s sake. After him, its Jak Alnwick.


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