We learned with some despair yesterday that both Cheick Tiote and Sylvain Marveaux will miss the game at West Brom today, after both seemed to pick up injuries this week in training.
Coloccini and Pardew earlier this season
This cannot all be bad luck as even now out players seems to be going down like nine-pins.
Alan Pardew gave some updates on the injury front an talked about Cheick and Sylvain Marveaux:
“Cheick hasn’t trained since Sunderland,” “We don’t think it’s serious, and we think he’ll be training next week and available for Liverpool. But he’ll miss Saturday’s game for sure. Sylvain will also miss out.”
So it seems Cheick picked up a knock at Sunderland and maybe that’s where Sylvain injured his groin again – since he’s also out, but it looks like he could also return against Liverpool – with any luck.
And good news that Fabricio Coloccini returned to full training this week, and this is what the Newcastle manager said about Colo:
“Colo’s training, although he hasn’t done full physical work yet,” “That’s due to come next week, and fingers crossed that goes okay because it will be a big boost to us to have our captain back.”
And we reported earlier this morning that Newcastle will have to be very careful with Ben Arfa and that hamstring of his, as Alan had this to say about his French winger:
“I don’t think he’s ready,” “He’s working hard, but we still think he has a particular injury and we’re trying to manage it to make sure we don’t lose him for the last five games.” “We’re trying to be very clever with him to get the best out of him.”
Ben Arfa will be on the bench today – but with any luck Tiote, Marveaux and Coloccini will all be available for the Liverpool game at St. James’ Park next Saturday.
And Tim Krul will have the operation on his dislocated shoulder on Monday, and he’s out of the season.
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