In Alan Pardew’s press conference yesterday afternoon, he did give updates on all our injured players, but it was rather disappointing news about what he said about captain Fabricio Coloccini.
Fabricio Coloccini – still out a good three weeks
Fabricio is back in Newcastle, but when asked when he would be back in the first team, this is what the Newcastle manager said:
“He’s back in the training ground, and we think he’s still a good three weeks away from first team action, but his experience and just having him around the place is good.”
Fabricio was injured on February 24th against Southampton, when he tried that daft overhead kick, and had to leave the game at half time.
At the time Alan Pardew said he would be out anywhere from three to seven weeks, to allow him to recover from his back injury.
But it’s now 33 days since he was injured, and it will be at least 54 days – almost eight weeks at least – before he will be back – so it’s been longer than we thought he’s been out.
And then Alan was asked when Tim Krul would be ready and the manager seemed to give his reserve goalkeeper Rob Elliot some backing – this is what Alan said about the Dutch International goalkeeper:
“He’s had four or five days training and that’s not enough to budge the one we’ve got, Rob Elliot, so he’s still go some work to do.”
So it seems we will not see Fabricio for a good few weeks yet, and Tim will be at least a week or two, before he can return to the side.
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