Getting the news yesterday that Mehdi Abeid was injured was a shock – especially when we saw him on crutches and thought the worst – but according to Mehdi himself he is out just two weeks – and if that’s true that’s not too bad. It’s lot better than being out four months with a broken foot.
Fabricio Coloccini – will be assessed when he returns from Argentina
But then this morning there was news carried in both the Mirror and the Mail that Newcastle would have Steven Taylor and Fabricio Coloccini out for four weeks with injury.
The news quickly spread and we saw one report that said they had been injured while on International duty, so maybe that should have been a hint.
Lee Ryder brought out a report this morning stating what we had thought previously – that Steven should be fit for Saturday and that Colo will be assessed when he returns from Argentina – but there was no mention initially of the Mirror report.
But looking at Lee’s report again, and the Chronicle lead reporter has inserted a piece at the beginning that says he believes the news he released is still true, despite the conflicting reports in the Mirror and Mail.
Maybe he was able to contact Steven quickly t check that he was OK?
If Lee is correct – that would be very good news indeed for Newcastle – especially if Fabricio returns and his injury was only minor, and he is fit again.
We’ve picked up enough injuries over the last two or three weeks – and losing Steven and Colo would be a huge loss for Newcastle.
We are also hoping that Cheick Tiote is fit to replace Mehdi on Saturday.
If we have Coloccini, Steven Taylor and Cheick Tiote in the starting line-up on Saturday at home to QPR – that will be good news indeed.
Then at least we’ll have a decent shot at making it six wins in a row, and climb even further up that league table.
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