Yohan Cabaye will be assessed today to see if he if he is fit enough to take on Wigan Athletic on Sunday afternoon, after he came off in the first half last night with some groin problem.
Yohan Cabaye - another groin injury?
The French International had a double operation on his groin in late November, and we were hoping that was the end of the problems with his groin – but Yohan has suffered another groin injury last night.
Cabaye will be assessed today, but it’s hard to think he would be fit enough to play at Wigan on Sunday.
This is what Yohan had to say to the local press today:
“It was my groin, but not the same area. It felt tight. I don’t think it’s too bad, but we’ll see tomorrow.” “I had surgery three or four months ago, and I want to be fit every day. We’ve played a lot of games, and maybe that is why.
“Before the game I was feeling well. I don’t think it’s a big injury.” “I watched the game from the dressing room when I went off, and then on the bench in the second half.” “It was hard, but I was happy at the end.”
“We went through, and the atmosphere was fantastic as well.” “For the team and for me, the night was great.” “It was another assist for Sylvain. He deserves it.” “Fortunately for us, we scored in extra time.”
“It would be hard to play against Wigan – who are fighting against relegation like us – after playing extra time. For us, everything was perfect.”
It looks like his groin was just feeling tight, and it wouldn’t be the first time Yohan has come out of a game, and not sustained too much damage by realizing he could pick up a more serious injury if he played on.
But it does seem that the groin is a problem area for the French International, and maybe another specialist needs to find out what’s happening.
We’d be very surprised if Yohan is risked against Wigan this Sunday, because he simply may have played too many games recently.
And we have Anita, Marveaux and Jonas who can play in his place on Sunday, and the Argentine played well when he replaced the Newcastle captain last night.
Let’s hope it’s nothing serious with Yohan – and we may get to know his condition later today
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