Alan Pardew has given an update on Fab Coloccini’s knee injury, and while we already knew that he would not make the Sunderland game a week on Saturday, he may be out longer than we thought.
Fab Coloccini – in action against West Ham earlier in season
From Abu Dhabi today, Alan Pardew has given an update on Colo’s injury status:
“I think Coloccini will return to training, maybe in the Sunderland week, but he certainly won’t play against Sunderland.” “Maybe the week after, or possibly the week after that.” “It is frustrating for Colo, he is desperate to play.”
The Sunderland game is a week on Saturday, so it would be good news if the Argentine can return to training sometime before then.
Colo has a MCL Knee Ligament Injury and on_Physioroom.com he’s due to return back to training on February 12th, so the captain will probably also miss the game at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea, before hopefully returning at home to Tottenham – which is on Wednesday February 12th.
The game after that is on February 23rd against Aston Villa, so if there are any doubts at all about the knee, the Newcastle medics could leave it until that game, just to make sure, and he should certainly be fit by then.
If that happens Colo will miss the next four league games.
And we’ve had very few injuries this season, and apart from the long term knee injury to Ryan Taylor, the only other injured player in the squad is 20 year-old Gael Bigirimana, who is out until late February with an ankle injury.
Faye Downey seems to have had a huge impact this season, that’s for sure.
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