Newcastle Hit By Injuries

In his press conference yesterday, Alan Pardew revealed that Steven Taylor has picked up another hamstring  injury this week in training, and that will keep him out for the next two or three games, and while Jonas Gutierrez is on his way back, he’s still not exactly fully fit, but will train on Monday.

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Steven Taylor – out for two or three games

This is some of what Alan Pardew said in his press conference yesterday:

“We’ve not had the greatest of weeks on the injury front,” “Steven looks like he’s hurt his hamstring, and will have a little period out.”

“Shola’s not available again, and could be out for one to three weeks. Jonas is still on the road, but will still train Monday.”

“Outside that, all of the team that played at Villa are OK, and the subs are all good to go.”

We’ve noticed we haven’t had too many injuries so far this season, and we suspect that may be because of the influence of fitness Director Faye  Downy, although we are not sure how much participation she has in the training at the moment.

And another player who is injured is Shola Ameobi,  who returned  last week with a slight knock after  representing Nigeria.

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Shola Ameobi – injured again

But that slight knock ha turned into something that will now keep Shola out for up to  three weeks or so, and that seems to have happened a lot in Shola’s career,  that small knocks seems to keep him our for long periods of time, and it’s very rare we get more than half a season out of the Nigerian International.

But these injuries shouldn’t affect the first team too much right now, as none  of the three are currently starting in the side, and at the moment Loic Remy is playing out on the left wing, and Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa is first choice at center-back alongside Fab Coloccini,  and Mapou has been playing well and seems to improve in every game.

Shola and Steven have been blighted by injuries over the years, and the injury jinx seems to have hit the two local lads again – and that’s unfortunate.

It will be interesting to see as the season  progresses,  if we can get a handle on the injuries, because they simply decimated our squad and our  season last term.

And with Steven out tomorrow, we could see a rare appearance by Mike Williamson on the bench.

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13 comments so far

  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 20, 2013 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #1

    Saylor, Jonas and Shola all unavailable tomorrow – we have a great chance!!

    There was a moment last week which if Saylor had been playing Benteke would have scored but MYM’s pace got him there.

  • Mackems are from MORDOR!

    Sep 20, 2013 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #2

    Surely a good thing as we’re enjoying a more attacking style without the temptation to play Jonas or Saylor. Attacking flair born by default. Keep it up.

  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 20, 2013 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #3

    I think Faye Downey is sadly just paid on a consultancy basis rather than having a regular gig thanks to cuts been made.

  • geordiesteve520

    Sep 20, 2013 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #4

    The good news keeps on coming.

  • shear-class

    Sep 20, 2013 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #5

    So Pardew is being forced to play a stronger team ,i wouldnt mind if those three didnt play again this season

  • theartfuldodger

    Sep 20, 2013 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #6

    Alright , Now that the Ashley debate is on hold.
    Can we discuss “Whats the Purpose of the Life of Man” ? Blehh

    If BenArfa is sold whom can we replace him with ?

  • Eyeball81

    Sep 20, 2013 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #7

    And so it begins….

  • bobby mango

    Sep 20, 2013 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #8

    Cracking work by Faye “our best signing of the season” Downey

  • danuneek

    Sep 20, 2013 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #9

    Hopefully this will make Pards realize these three should be nowhere near the starting 11.

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Sep 20, 2013 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #10

    Has somebody been sticking pins in voodoo dolls?

    I’m glad to see Sissoko has been moved to his proper position in midfield and I hope Pardew doesn’t try to squeeze Jonas and Tiote in

  • Visten

    Sep 20, 2013 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #11

    Jonas, Shola and Saylor ha ha there is a god and he love us

  • JaxtheMag

    Sep 20, 2013 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #12

    its hardly worth a headline ed, they wont be missed.

  • wynsleap

    Sep 20, 2013 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #13

    How is it that some players can go season in and season out with the very minimum of injuries yet as soon as the wind blows a little stronger Shola and Taylor are injured.
    I don’t think it’s an unfortunate jinx they have but maybe some kind of weakness in their game. Lack of inner strength, incorrect playing technique or attitude etc?
    No one can be THAT unlucky.


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