Shola Ameobi picked up some sort of wrist injury in the game last night, and for those who have followed Shola’s career on Tyneside, it’s yet another injury picked up by the 31 year-old.
Shola Ameobi - in action last night
Shola was idle fir much of this year, and he didn’t get many first team chances, even though we were short of strikers after Demba Ba was sold in January.
But when he was finally brough on in the second half at West Brom, with almost his first kick of the game he injured himself, and he was out for the season.
And it seems the injury may be a bit serious as this is what Alan Pardew said immediately after the game:
“Shola is the big worry,” “He went over on his arm and we had to finish the game with ten men.” “He will go for an X-ray and we will wait to see what the results of that are.”
Newcastle are not doing too great on the striker front at the moment, and with only two recognized and experienced strikers currently at the club in Ameobi and Cisse, but both could be out now, although we do have Yoan Gouffran who can do a job up front, but he’s really more of a wide man.
Cisse is sidelined until he comes to an agreement with Newcastle and Wonga on wearing the Wonga insignia.
And we are still hoping some kind of compromise can be reached there – but that’s the last thing we wanted to see this summer, and it would not be good if we have to sell him – in fact that would be ridiculous.
It’s like Newcastle shooting itself in the foot – or Cisse shooting Newcastle in the foot – depending which side you are on in this dispute.
And if Newcastle can bring in some strikers this summer, which is the number one priority, then we could even sell Shola, but that may get a little complicated if he’s sustained a serious injury.
We’ll have to hope it’s only a minor injury, and should find out more today.
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