Papiss Cisse didn’t have a good season last term, and to cap it off – so to speak – he broke his knee cap in the 2-1 home defeat against Swansea City at St James’ Park in April, which was our fifth defeat in a row.
Papiss Cisse – broke knee cap against Swansea
And it was heavily reported that he would be out for a number of months, and would in all likelihood miss the start of the season, but good news in the Chronicle today that he’s making some very good progress.
The good news is that he was sent to the French Clairfontaine Training center just west of Paris for six weeks, but he was discharged after just three weeks – so he seems to be ahead of schedule.
A source close to Cisse has told the Chronicle:
“Papiss is a very fit guy and a very strong character.” “He is working very hard for the new season.”
Papiss Cisse even thinks he will be part of the Newcastle squad that will travel down under to New Zealand, for the club’s pre-season tour, which starts on July 22nd, when we play Sydney FC and four days later we play Wellington Phoenix.
Papiss Cisse did not have a good time of it last season on Tyneside, and we just have to hope that was just a temporary blip in his form, and he will be back to his best next season for Newcastle.
Last season he scored four goals and had three assists for the team, and in his career at Newcastle so far, he’s played in 88 games, scored 30 goals and had 9 assists.