Papiss Cisse has a small crack in a rib, which we reported on yesterday, and he is now in Paris, France seeing a specialist, and the results of the tests should be known in less than forty eight hours.
Papiss Cisse scores cracker against Southampton
And it will be terrible news for Newcastle if Papiss Cisse is ruled out for the rest of the season, with an injury he picked up in the quarter final tie against Benfica, and has been playing in pain ever since.
The 27-year-old is an important cog in Newcastle’s goal-scoring machine, and he has 13 goals in all competitions, and seemed upbeat on Monday night, after Manchester United won the English League for the 20th time by beating Aston Villa 3-0, and had this to say:
“Congratulations to Manchester United for winning the Premier League. One day, we will win it.”
OK – well that would be good.
It’s a good question if Papiss Cisse is eventually ruled out for the season, why we are so short of strikers these days – which we were after we had sold Andy Carroll two years ago, and didn’t replace him.
But we had a much better excuse two years ago when Andy left for huge money on the very last day of January, but Demba Ba left the club in the first few days of January, but still wasn’t replaced.
So for the second time in three seasons, we finish out a season a striker short.
And it seems that Newcastle first tried to get Loic Remy to Newcastle from Marseilles, but he joined high-flying QPR for big wages instead.
And then we lost out on St. Etienne’s Pierre-Emerick Aubeyemang, when our £8M bid was turned down late in January.
We have to hope that there is good news soon on Papiss, and that he can play on through the end of the season.
But another good question is what are our players going down like ninepins with injuries this season?
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