Newcastle United striker Papiss Cisse picked up a knee injury in the game at home Manchester United last week, and the news is he would have missed five weeks and as many as four games through injury.
Papiss Cisse and Jonny Evans at St. James’ Park last Wednesday
That news was reported in the Sun today, so maybe that’s some consolation in that he was suspended for seven games for spitting at Jonny Evans late in the first half following that game.
The report suggests that Papiss would miss up to five weeks with the knee injury, and one question at the end of this season is why have Newcastle picked up so many injuries this season – and we have had a lot of players miss a lot of games because of both injury and suspension.
Even though Papiss has missed games through injury and ten games through suspension this season, he is still Newcastle’s top goalscorer with 11 Premier league goals this season in only 19 appearances.
We hope it’s not the knee what was injured last year when he broke his knee-cap last April in the 2-1 home defeat to Swansea.
We expect to see 21 year-old Ayoze Perez take the place of Papiss Cisse in the Newcastle starting line-up, and hopefully the very impressive young Spanish International U21 player can add to the five Premier League goals he’s already scored this season.
John Carver will hold his press conference tomorrow for the game at Everton on Sunday, and we should get an injury update from the interim coach at that time.
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