It looks like Paul Dummett has picked up a knock as we reported yesterday, and he will be struggling to make the game tomorrow at home to Everton, but as it happens one of the few players who is still standing is Massadio Haidara, and we would have expected Massadio to play this game in any case, whether Paul was fit or not.
Paul Dummett in action yesterday
Alan Pardew has to take off Paul during the second half after he suffered some kind of knock and when the team for yesterday was announced, Sammy Ameobi was nowhere to be seen – so he’s picked up a knock too and we’re not sure if he will make it for tomorrow’s game – it looks like he will have a late fitness test.
And Vurnon Anita limped off late in the game and we haven’t even included him in the injury list – but it didn’t look good that he has any chance of making the game tomorrow.
Our star man yesterday was Ayoze Perez, and the manager has admitted he took him off to protect (rest) him, since he will be needed tomorrow – and it looks like the young Spaniard can run forever.
This what Alan Pardew has said:
“I took Perez off today to protect him a little bit, that’s where we are really.” “We don’t have enough bodies to go around.”
“We are going to be sweating on Paul Dummett for two days time against Everton because he had to come off today.”
“We’ve squeezed a game in actually, an extra game, for our development side. Davide Santon and Jonas Gutierrez will play and I think we are perhaps going to need them in the next two game at home to Everton and Burnley.”
That last sentence is good news – because it looks like we will need both our experienced players Davide Santon and Jonas Gutierrez, and it looks like they will make the bench at least for the game at home to Burnley next Thursday afternoon.
There’s something sadly wrong with Newcastle players picking up so many injuries this season, and we should be looking at our procedures in training and what we are doing wrong – it’s one of the things wrecking the season.
Here’s the latest injury list which doesn’t include Jonas Gutierrez:
Player Injury Expected Return Date P Dummett Knock 28th Dec 14 - Late Fit Test S Ameobi Knock 28th Dec 14 - Late Fit Test R Elliott Hip/Thigh Injury 10th Jan 15 M Abeid Ankle/Foot Injury 10th Jan 15 T Krul Ankle/Foot Injury 10th Jan 15 R Taylor Knee Injury 1st Jan 15 R Aarons Hamstring Injury 15th Jan 15 G Obertan Hip/Thigh Injury no return date S De Jong Thigh Muscle Strain 31st Jan 15 D Santon Knee Injury 3rd Jan 15 C Good Groin/Pelvis Injury no return date
Curtis Good is usually not included in the number of our injured players – but when he was injured playing for Australia in early March, there was hope at the time he could still return to play on loan at Dundee United before the end of the season – something has gone really wrong in treating that hip injury.
We should get an injury report today from Alan Pardew in his press conference, on who will be fit for tomorrow’s game.
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