News today that Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini has returned to Buenos Aries in Argentina for the International break, and while there he will visit his team-mate and friend Jonas Gutierrez.
Coloccini celebrating first goal for over three years
Jonas has been given the all clear by his doctors after his fight with testicular cancer, and he is currently training at Velez Sarsfield, and is getting back to full fitness, and is expected to return to Newcastle next month.
We have some courageous players at Newcastle – with Ryan Taylor having successfully returned from a double ACL knee injury, which kept him out of the game for over two years, and now the bravery of Jonas in beating cancer.
The two players will only inspire the rest of the playing staff at Newcastle.
Coloccini is also carrying an injury, and we assume he will be having treatment for that while back home, although it seems that Steven Taylor should be fit for our next game – at home to QPR a week on Saturday.
This is what Alan Pardew has said about the injures:
“I think Steven should be back for QPR, I think Riviere will be back, and I’m hoping Colo comes through,” “I hope Colo’s injury is not serious.”
Coloccini celebrated his first goal for Newcastle in over three years on Sunday in the 62nd minute, it was a bullet header – and after a wild and emotional celebration, he dedicated the goal to Jonas after the game.
This is what the Newcastle captain said after the game:
“It has been a very good week for the team and a very good week for Jonas too.” “I am going to see him now, to spend a few days with him and give him all the messages of support from his team-mates, the staff, the fans and the club.”
“It will be nice to see him.” “The goal was for him. It has been a great week for everyone.”
And it looks like Pardew will at the very least have both Steven Taylor and Mike Williamson fit for the QPR game, and if necessary he can also play Paul Dummett there, and Paul has shown he can play very well for Newcastle in central defense.
We hope Colo is fit for the next game, because he provides leadership at the back for the team.
And we are looking forward to seeing Jonas Gutierrez back at Newcastle very soon, after all he’s been through over the last year.
It makes winning football games look rather easy.
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