Newcastle Suffer Huge Injury Blow

We had written a few times since last week, that we thought Fabricio Coloccini could be out a lot longer than most people expected, and only this morning we wrote the following:

The groin injury to captain Fabricio Coloccini is a bit of a blow to the Newcastle side, and we have our worries that he may be out quite a few weeks, but we’ve really had no information of how bad the injury is, or how long Colo will be out for.

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Fabricio Coloccini – out until Christmas?

Unfortunately it’s going to be a lot more than a few weeks, and news tonight in the Independent is that Colo could be out until the end of the year, and since Colo was injured (again) while on duty with the Argentine squad, Newcastle may be due some compensation for the injury, although that’s not clear.

It looks like Fabricio will be out for at least eight weeks with his injury, and this will be the second season running that we will be without the captain for an extended period.

Fab picked up a groin injury last week in South America, and he returned to Newcastle immediately, and there has been no news as to how bad the groin injury is, so we would hope that Alan Pardew and the Newcastle medics will confirm soon, just how long he will be out of action.

Defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa is suspended for only one game (not three as we originally thought), after being sent off against Liverpool on Saturday, although Steven Taylor is training this week, and is expected to start at the Stadium of Light against Sunderland next Sunday afternoon.

And it would also appear that new vice-captain Cheick Tiote will get an extended run as the Newcastle captain, and certainly the Ivorian had an excellent game for Newcastle on Saturday, after he was preferred to Yohan Cabaye as stand-in captain by manager Alan Pardew.

Comments welcome.

9 comments so far

  • catchy in norway

    Oct 22, 2013 at 11:39 PM

    Comment #1

    dont worry

    superstar williamson will save the day

    oh how far we are falling

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Oct 22, 2013 at 11:42 PM

    Comment #2

    I’v just mentioned this on the last article, fingers crossed it isn’t the start of a set of injuries like this time last year.

  • jimmysmith

    Oct 22, 2013 at 11:48 PM

    Comment #3

    I would back Williamson and Taylor against any side outside the top 6 so long as the rest of the team does their job. I’m afraid that means no place for Benny on the flank, although I would start him up front in the middle of a front 3 again, because if he is on form and the team plays well, we’ll most likely win. If it’s not working for him then there’s plenty options for us off the bench.

  • itsmehere

    Oct 22, 2013 at 11:50 PM

    Comment #4

    Call me suspicious but last season he wanted away we wouldn’t let him go , he is injured playing for his country so is allowed to go home ??. He is caught on video jumping up and down at a San Lorenzo football game. Now what happens , the same again , injured playing for Argentina .Could be wrong but it smells a bit to me!!!. Or maybe I’m just reading it wrong .

  • Charlietoon

    Oct 22, 2013 at 11:51 PM

    Comment #5

    What sucks is that we currently have one centre back who deserves to be in the team and it’s Willo. Tayls and Mbiwa have both been sent off for three matches for the stupidest school boy errors I’ve seen in a long time and should have their pay docked for the time they were out. Collo is gone and could not give a stuff any more. He wont be here next year and will be stuck trying to rebuild the back four again.

  • Mister Tuff

    Oct 22, 2013 at 11:52 PM

    Comment #6

    Just been reading a couple of reports that Colo is away back to Argentina to recover.
    Suspect he will be getting treatment within the first class medical facilities at San Lorenzo. Will clearly speed up his recovery rather than staying at the Toon.
    Please no cynical comments when he is again photographed jumping up and down on the terraces of San Lorenzo -clearly the jumping activity will be part of his recovery programme.

  • Bearsize

    Oct 23, 2013 at 1:23 AM

    Comment #7

    Yeah you go home and see the wife colo! Obviously something is agreed between him and the board which lets him f off when he wants. To be fair he hasn’t been great this season imo. Getting his value down for that switch to lorenzo

  • will die for the toon army

    Oct 23, 2013 at 6:44 AM

    Comment #8

    Its a professional foul for Mbiwa. Its a one game ban

  • magicbus

    Oct 23, 2013 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #9

    Maybe Joke should not have blocked the Douglas transfer?


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