It looks like captain Fabricio Coloccini will not make the Sunderland game on 2nd February, because of his MCL (medial collateral ligament) knee injury, and even after he picked up the injury at West Brom last week, Alan Pardew said it would likely be four to six weeks before he could return, and it’s looking more like it will be closer to the six weeks.
Tim Krul – back for Manchester City game
Here’s what manager Alan Pardew has said today in the local press about the injury situation to Yohan Cabaye and Tim Krul today:
“The diagnosis on Yohan is that he is not going to train until Friday and so we will just have to wait and see on him.” “I am more hopeful about Tim though.”
But the good news is that goalkeeper Tim Krul should be back for the game on Sunday against Manchester City, because it was even touch and go on Saturday whether he made the game against Cardiff, and he seems to have almost recovered from his slight shoulder injury.
The home league game against Manchester City is a game we have lost over the last four seasons, and even in the League Cup in late October we lost at home – but the lads did well and the game was taken to extra time before we lost it 2-0.
But we suppose one way to look at it is we are due a win – and a win is exactly what we need on Sunday afternoon, after three surprising defeats on the trot.
Yohan Cabaye will remain doubtful until just before kick-off on Sunday with his calf/shin injury, and it could be he will have a fitness test just before the kick-off.
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