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Krul And Coliccini Back Soon – Good News On Injury Front

9:39 am, Monday, March 25th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 13 Comments

Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul and captain Fabricio Coloccini have been recovering well from their injuries, and although they will not be ready for the game at Manchester City on Saturday, both of them could be fit for the second Europa League tie at Benfica two weeks on Thursday.

timn krul at metalist

Tim Krul – back soon

And that’s good news because we have 12 games left this season at least – and more if we can get through to the semi-finals for the Europa League –  and we need all our best players available.

And we’re still not safe yet in the Premier League, and there’s work to do there, before the end of the season.

Tim damaged his ankle ligaments late in the win at Kharkiv against Metalist in February, and that was after he had made four fantastic saves to preserve Newcastle’s 1-0 lead,  and of course he was our Man of the Match in that game.

Tim is now back in light training and the target is for him to be ready by April 11th, when we play our second game against Benfica at home.

And the news is that Fabricio Coloccini has been recovering well from his back injury, and is due back on Tyneside early this week, and Colo may even be fit for the first Europa League tie on April 4th.

We should be getting an update on the injuries later this week from Alan Pardew, and as we get our two injured stars back, there will be increased competition for places, which is exactly what we need at Newcastle.

Rob Elliot and Mapou Yanhga-Mbiwa have both been playing well since Tim and Fabricio have been out injured.

But first things first, and we must try to get something out of our league game at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday – because  we’re  still not clear of the danger of relegation.

And   the good news on Massadio Haidara last week was  that he sustained no ligament damage to his knee in that terrible tackle by McManaman, and he is due to play again in early April, depending on how quickly his bruised knee and thigh are coming along.

But that was just excellent news  on the 20 year-old left back and a huge relief.

So our injuries are clearing up well, and  Ryan Taylor is also back in training,  after recovering from his serious knee injury, which he picked up against Atromitos in August.

So things are looking up on the injury front – now we need to start winning games …..

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Tags: Fabricio Coloccini · Injuries · Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa · Newcastle News · Rob Elliot · Ryan Taylor · Tim Krul



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13 responses so far ↓

  • 1 lewytoon // Mar 25, 2013 at 9:41 AM

    whats a bucket seat?

  • 2 lewytoon // Mar 25, 2013 at 9:46 AM

    and first ;)

  • 3 Tsunki // Mar 25, 2013 at 9:49 AM

    Is it like a Recaro Troy? Do you get Rostyle wheels and a velour roof?

  • 4 WWYCD // Mar 25, 2013 at 9:50 AM

    Timmy straight back in Colo warming the bench until needed. Little bit aggrieved that he’s been in Argentina for so long now… If he comes back as large as HBA has and Saylor normally does I’ll be very annoyed

  • 5 Tsunki // Mar 25, 2013 at 9:52 AM

    Congrats lewy its a big moment :)

  • 6 lewytoon // Mar 25, 2013 at 9:53 AM

    i know im just so proud, might screen print it and frame it :P

  • 7 Tsunki // Mar 25, 2013 at 9:56 AM

    That’s what I did ha ha ;)

  • 8 lesh // Mar 25, 2013 at 9:59 AM

    lewytoon a bucket seat’s a posh comode (portable toilet) and Troy”s will be well pimped in!

  • 9 lesh // Mar 25, 2013 at 10:02 AM

    Tsunki

    aye, that’s what you did when you were six year owld.

  • 10 lesh // Mar 25, 2013 at 10:04 AM

    • pimped up!

    Micky mouse phone!!

  • 11 toonbrother // Mar 25, 2013 at 11:16 AM

    Yes to Krul No to Colocinni

  • 12 geordiemark // Mar 25, 2013 at 12:27 PM

    if we wanted to play 3 at the back then colo would fit straight in think we have missed him his leadership and aye a na hes buggered off to argentina but he had things to sort out we need all our top players playing to get out of this mess where in

    krul I wouldnt drop elliot think elliot has played really well so krul have to go to the the subs bench

  • 13 Krul to be Kind // Mar 25, 2013 at 7:54 PM

    I’m with Geordiemark… It would be very unfair on Elliot to drop straight onto the bench, he’s played well and could teach Krul a thing or 2 when it comes to distribution of the ball, however if we get trounced by the wounded animal that is Man Shity then Krul to step in with no complaints from me, Elliot has been impressive since he came in!




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