One thing Newcastle must address after the season closes, is why we have picked up so many injuries this season, and only last week two of our new French players – Massadio Haidara and Moussa Sissoko picked up injuries in training.
Moussa Sissoko – likely out for the season
And it looks as though Moussa’s knee injury could end his season, and he’s a big doubt for Sunday’s game at QPR, and will probably not make the game at home to Arsenal on May 19th, in our last game of what has been a disastrous season.
Moussa and Massadio didn’t even travel to London for Saturday’s 1-1 draw at West Ham, and it also looks like Massadio’s hamstring injury will keep the 20 year-old out for the last two games, although Davide Santon has a chance to be back from his hamstring strain.
And Shola Ameobi, who was making his first appearance for a long time in the second half on Saturday, apparently injured his knee with his first kick of the ball, and is also doubtful for Sunday.
We know Shola is injury prone – but that’s ridiculous.
Ben Arfa is also not 100% with his hamstring injury, although he will likely start at Loftus Road, where we need a win to save our season.
It’s an SOS that we hope our players will take on Sunday, but we are still missing some of our top players, and a win is by no means a certainty, against the bottom of the league side, who are already relegated.
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