It certainly seems the Gods are against us at the moment, as the news today is that Rolando Aarons will be out for six weeks with his hamstring injury, and when the news was announced last week we thought it may be quite a few weeks out for the 18 year-old. 🙁
Rolando Aarons in action against Gillingham
The Daily Star is reporting today in an exclusive that the hamstring injury is far worse than first feared, and Rolando will be out for up to six weeks.
This is another blow to Newcastle, as Alan Pardew was even hoping to give the 18 year-old a run-out on Saturday, in what is another crucial game for both Newcastle United and Alan Pardew – against Hull City at home.
But Newcastle suffer far too many of these hamstring injuries in training than we should – and there’s something wrong somewhere.
Rolando has looked great for us in pre-season, and he was the star man against Crystal Palace when he was brought on for the last quarter of the game, but he is now out until November.
Maybe Newcastle should do some investigation as to why we pick up so many injuries in training, usually hamstring injuries.
Alan Pardew is under tremendous pressure to produce a result against Hull on Saturday, in what is after all a results-oriented business, and not having Rolando available will not help that cause.
The manager had talked after the 4-0 hammering at Southampton that he hoped to have better news this week in training, but it’s not going to happen.
We may have to start the same team as last Saturday, with Cheick Tiote coming in to partner Jack Colback in central midfield in place of Vurnon Anita, and the squad is suddenly looking rather weak.
It’s important that some of our new players start to show through for Newcastle, if we are to turn this thing around quickly.
In the last 12 league games, we have just one win against Cardiff City at home, who were relegated last season – and Newcastle have only 5 points from the last 36 points played for – which in a word is – pathetic.
This is not good news today.
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