There is news that Davide Santon didn’t complete his training session yesterday with the Italian U21 squad, and the Daily Mail is reporting that he felt pain down his left leg.
Davide Santon scoring his first goal for Newcastle on Sunday
That’s bad news, as our players are starting to fall like ninepins again to injury, and we already have Coloccini, Krul, Haidara and Debuchy out with injuries that were picked up fairly recently.
Davide Santon has some sort of thigh problem, and if that’s the case we expect him to return home to Newcastle, so he can get treatment on the problem immediately, with our next game being a week on Saturday at Manchester City.
Newcastle have Danny Simpson still available to play at right back, and of course both James Perch and Vurnon Anita can play at either full-back position, so we still have some cover.
We lost Colo at the beginning of the season, when he twice returned from Argentina squads with an injury, and we need to restrict injuries as much as we can during this two week International break.
The Italian U21 side are playing two friendlies against Russia in Cittadella on Friday, and then they play the Ukraine in Bassano del Grappa next Monday, in the lead up the European Under-21 Championships, which will take place in June.
So that’s even more reason for Davide to return to Newcastle – friendlies simply don’t matter these days – well not as far as clubs are concerned.
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