Alan Pardew delivered some bad news on the state of injuries at Newcastle, and it looks like we are struggling to field a side for tomorrow night at Burnley, with two players already suspended – Jack Colback and Moussa Sissoko – but three having picked up knocks – Daryl Janmaat, Mike Williamson and Massadio Haidara – that could also keep them out of the Burnley game.
Daryl Janmaat – picked up knock
Heres what Alan has said on the injury front today:
“It’s critical, I would say, in terms of the spine of the team,” “No Tim Krul, no Fabricio Coloccini, no Moussa Sissoko, no Jack Colback, who’d probably all start if they were fit.¨
“But we’ve been in this position, on this winning run, before and we’ve won, because the squad has got good strength.¨ “We’re taking 22 players and three of those players are youth team players.”
“Janmaat has got a strain. We’ve taken all the players who are struggling, but we could be without Mike Williamson, Massadio Haidara and Janmaat on top of the injuries that we have.¨
“Rolando won’t be back until after the Chelsea game.”
This is not good news that we will have to be field such a weakened side, because on paper we should be able yo take all 3 points at second bottom Burnley – but now that could be very difficult.
Alan Pardew did offer some good news also – kind of:
“We do expect two or three to be back on Saturday,” “Of course Moussa and Jack will return from suspension, but hopefully Coloccini and maybe a couple more, so we’ll see.”
These injuries are decimating the side, and it will be interesting to know if the injuries to Williamson, Janmaat and Haidara were picked up during the game at West Ham or in training.
According to Physioroom.com Newcastle have the most injuries of any club in the Premier League at the moment (which is not unusual) at 13 – four more than second placed Manchester United.
Something has to be done to understand why Newcastle players are picking up so many injuries this season.
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