It’s Bad News For Unlucky Gabby Obertan

We were expecting the worst and we had estimated it would be March or April by the time Gabby Obertan could recover from his badly torn thigh muscle.

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Gabby Obertan pulling up injured last Saturday

But now some official word from the club that Gabriel Obertan is out for four months,  after having surgery on his ruptured thigh, and that’s about the same time that Siem de Jong will be out after injuring his thigh in early September.

Gabby underwent surgery today, and is not expected to play again until March at the earliest, and that’s bad news for both the player and for Newcastle.

Gabriel was in the process of resurrecting his career on Tyneside, and he had played really well in the nine appearances he made this season, with one great goal to win our first league game of the season against Leicester City.

It’s really bad news for the 25 year-old,  who has been dogged by injury in his three years at Newcastle, since he was signed from Manchester United for £3M in the summer of 2011.

But if he can come back in early March, there will still be 11 league games to go, so he can help Newcastle late in the season, in the same way he has helped the team in the early stages of this season.

And if Newcastle can keep playing like we have been doing in the last three weeks or so, we could still be in the FA Cup, but that may be stretching it a bit. 😀

We wish Gabby a very good recovery and that we seem him back in (early) March.

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6 comments so far

  • Average_Contents

    Nov 6, 2014 at 11:37 PM

    Comment #1

    Is it official yet though? The mirror first reported it then the star rehashed their story. I haven’t seen anything from the club as of yet although it did look pretty nasty.

  • optimistic prime

    Nov 6, 2014 at 11:40 PM

    Comment #2

    Most people will expect Cabella and Aaron’s to start against WBA but I think it will be one or the other plus Gouffran possibly even Sissoko.

    We all know Pardew likes players to track back and I just can’t see him letting Aaron’s and Cabella loose in same team, maybe in the future but not yet.

    I’ve been trying to think which side he’ll put out but it’s a tough one as it’s impossible to know how he’ll play it, really looking foward to this match, I’m very intrestered to see line up and formation.

  • Average_Contents

    Nov 6, 2014 at 11:47 PM

    Comment #3


    I’ll be pulling my fcuking hair out mate if he’s on the right wing!

    So far in this little run that we are on we’ve played counter attacking football to good effect but against west brom I expect us to have a more possession based game and boss it, trying to open up their defence with not just pace but power and craft.

    I understand the need to play counter attack against the bigger teams we’ve faced recently but to concede similar areas of the pitch to west brom as we did with spurs, citeh and Liverpool would be disappointing to say the least. Here’s hoping.

  • BeeGuy

    Nov 6, 2014 at 11:48 PM

    Comment #4

    Maybe AP will split the game with Sammy & Remy each doing a half on one side and Aarons and Haidara covering the other side.

  • dexter53

    Nov 7, 2014 at 1:26 AM

    Comment #5

    Get well soon Gabby

  • anthc

    Nov 7, 2014 at 8:22 AM

    Comment #6

    Unfortunate for obertan but i think his performances have been over hyped. I still think he dodges tough challenges and is terrified of heading the ball. He allegedly has pace to burn but I’ve yet to see him totally blitz a full back with sheer pace and power although recall him winning one shoulder barge. Still far from a good player imo but hope he revovers.


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