Well, would you believe it – but Mehdi Abeid has been injured while training with the Algerian squad.
Mehdi Abeid – now on crutches
This was the very first senior call-up for the 22-year-old, for the African Cup of nations qualifiers, but he has suffered some toe injury in his right foot.
We don’t know how serious the injury is – but he left the stadium on crutches – so we hope that’s just a precaution.
But it’s always annoying when we allow our players to go out on International duty and they came back crocked – what do some of these teams do in training?
If he is out for out for any length of time, it will be bad news for Newcastle and bad news for Mehdi himself who has been a star of the side in the last three games we have played – all wins.
We assume the 22 year-old midfielder will now be returning to Newcastle to have treatment, and we’ll have to wait for the prognosis on the injury.
We hope it’s not too serious.
Update – Mehdi has suffered a broken toe and will be out at least two weeks – according to Mehdi himself on his Facebook account – if that’s true that’s not too bad.
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