Worrying Injury News For Newcastle

As we expected Fabricio Coloccini will not be fit for the big game at home to Liverpool on Saturday afternoon, but the worry is how long will he be out, and this is the third time he has come back from International duty injured, in just over a year – and that’s not good.

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Fabricio Coloccini – how long will he be out?

The only thing we knew about the injury until Alan Pardew spoke today at his news conference for the Liverpool game, was from the Argentine medics who had said it was a muscle injury, but more specifically it is a groin injury.

And that’s not good, because if that’s the case we’d be very surprised if Fabricio is fit for the Sunderland game a week on Sunday.

Alan Pardew has given no indication whether it’s a grade one, grade two or grade three strain – with category one being the quickest to repair – but that still takes about three weeks to heal.

This is what Alan Pardew has said today:

“Fabricio’s got an injury – he won’t feature this weekend.” “As to how long he’s missing, we’ll have to see.” “He has a groin injury. We’ll have to see how it repairs.”

And it’s not only Colo who will miss Saturday’s game, but also his Argentine compatriot Jonas Gutierrez, who is in Argentina dealing with some personal matter, so he will also not be available for Saturday’s game against Liverpool.

But the big concern is how long Coloccini will be out – and it could well be longer than we think. 🙁

But that’s why we have a squad of players, so either Yanga-Mbiwa or Steven Taylor will get the chance on Saturday to show they should be in the Newcastle side.

Comments welcome.

11 comments so far

  • Ibizatoon

    Oct 17, 2013 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #1

    Well done Tequila.

    Have you got a good cop / bad cop thing going on with Ed?

    Tequila in with some positivity only for Ed to bring us back down minutes later.

    Ed…Whilst Willo has done his job well lately, I do wonder whether STaylor and MBiwa will be put in at CB.

    MBiwa for his pace and Taylor for some leadership. Not sure Willo has what it takes to keep the backline together, not that Taylor does, but he inspires a bit more confidence in that dept.

  • tequilamag

    Oct 17, 2013 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #2

    Ibiza, if you needed confirmation I always write nonsense…

  • Transfer Sage

    Oct 17, 2013 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #3

    just put their names in a hat and pull 2 out….none of them can defend great.

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Oct 17, 2013 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #4

    Have a feeling he may well go with willo and mbiwa
    Starting Taylor against Sturridge and Chomper so soon after injury could be a disaster waiting to happen

  • Ibizatoon

    Oct 17, 2013 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #5

    Tequila…I’m really not grasping this one am I?

    TS…Now that is a strategy that would make Ashley proud. You’ll go far good sir!

  • pawl250

    Oct 17, 2013 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #6

    At full strength Liverpool will look like this

    —————– Mignolet ——————-
    ——— Toure – Skrtel – Sakho
    Johnson ———————— Enrique
    ————– Gerrard – Lucas
    ———— Sturridge – Suarez

    That said I think it would be wise to match them, 4-3-3 is out of the option, playing a lone striker would almost guarantee that lone striker be dominated by 3 central defending players.

    ————————- Krul
    ——– STaylor – Williamson – Mbiwa
    Debuchy ——————————– Santon
    ————– Sissoko —- Tiote
    ———————- Cabaye
    —————— Cisse – Remy

  • Rotonda heights

    Oct 17, 2013 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #7


    saylor is an accident that has happened

  • Ibizatoon

    Oct 17, 2013 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #8

    Tads…Taylor’s been injured? I thought it was just that he hadn’t earned his spot back since being sent off?

  • Transfer Sage

    Oct 17, 2013 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #9


    saylor makes less mistakes than mbiwa and willo for newcastle.

  • croftus5678

    Oct 17, 2013 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #10

    williamson and mbiwa for me but thinking this is a loss tbh guys ! not because we are not good enough just that i think liverpool are in a different class atm 🙁

    starting to be happy with willo as 3rd choice atm as its been a few games where he has looked the part but now we need mbiwa to iron out the creases.

    the names being thrown around as realistic targets in jan i’m very impressed with (remy/gomis/zaha/young/ince) but before i get my hopes up about signing any of them i’ll wait to see what wonder suprises ashley has in store for us >.< (remy and young i think are least likely and personaly think bargain buy gomis will choose another team over us)

  • lesh

    Oct 17, 2013 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #11

    We must acknowledge Kinnear’s wisdom and foresight in pulling the Douglas deal. He’s a clown!


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