Now that we have both Massadio Haidara and Mathieu Debuchy out injured, we wonder what the status of our captain Fabricio Coloccini is.
Fabricio Coloccini – still in Argentina
Fabricio injured his back in the first half against Southampton on Sunday, 24th February, when he tried that overhead kick, and did his back in, and didn’t return for the second half.
And after a few days it was revealed that the Newcastle captain could be out anywhere from three to seven weeks, and a week later he went back to Argentina to be with his family, and at the time Alan Pardew said he would be back in a week.
But we’ve heard nothing since, and we think Fabricio is still in Argentina, and apparently there is no treatment other than rest and time, to fix his back problem.
But now that we have two defenders less than at the start of the Wigan game yesterday, it would be good to know when Colo can play again.
Three weeks to seven weeks from February 24th means that Colo could be fit anytime from last Sunday through 14th April, which is almost another four weeks – assuming the initial prognosis was accurate.
We expect (hope) we’ll get some answers on Colo’s status some time this week from Alan Pardew.
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