Alan Pardew has given an injury update today, and it seems fairly positive with a number of our players on their way back soon from injuries.
Jonas Gutierrez – could return at Cardiff City next Saturday
Argentine International Jonas Gutierrez has recovered from the hamstring injury he suffered in the very first game of the season at Manchester City last month – but he will not be involved tonight.
This is what Alan Pardew said about some of our injured players today:
“Only Shola Ameobi and Massadio Haidara are missing.” “Jonas is fit now, but needs another week of training, so he won’t travel. We’ll give him another week to protect him.”
Jonas should be available for Saturday’s trip to South Wales and Cardiff City, and Shola Ameobi – the last we heard – had the flu, and Massadio has been out all season with his knee injury.
Remy has a muscle strain as we reported last night, but the manager isn’t saying much about that, and he may be doubtful for the game tonight, and Coloccini has a slight knock but is expected to play.
Steven Taylor is not far off returning from his hamstring strain, and could even return to training later this week.
Everybody else seems to be fit, and with the two week International break coming up after the Cardiff game next Saturday, nearly all our players should be fit for the next game at home to Liverpool on Saturday, 19th October.
That’s followed by derby game at Sunderland on the following Sunday, 27th October.
Those are going to be two huge games for Newcastle United.
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