Why are Newcastle picking up so many injuries this season?
Sammy Ameobi in action last night
All clubs suffer injuries during the season, we know that, but we have been top of the injury league in the Premier League almost all season – is it really just back luck?
And it looks we picked up yet another injury last night, as the impressive Sammy Ameobi had to limp off the field, and it’s more bad news for Newcastle.
Sammy had to leave the pitch after 75 minutes and was replaced by Manu Riviere, after putting in a very good second half performance, and this is what Alan Pardew said immediately after the game:
“We lost Sammy, by the looks of it, to an injury, so that’s bad news,”
Sammy has always been prone to injury at Newcastle, so we will just have to wait to see what the injury is, and then what the prognosis is from the Newcastle medics.
But the good news is that if Rolando Aarons is fit to play on Saturday against Chelsea, he could come straight into the side on the left wing in place of Sammy.
Our game after Chelsea is at Arsenal a week on Saturday, so Sammy has a little time to recover and not miss too many games.
We’ll just have to hope he’s not out too long and can play during the hectic holiday schedule, which could define Newcastle’s season.
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