Newcastle Striker Now Has Knee Injury


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.

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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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4 comments so far

  • croftus5678

    Mar 12, 2015 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #1

    he’s direct and a very good prospect but its unfair to call him our main striker and expect him to score the majority of the goals !

    he needs chucky/arma/river or goofy alongside him so the fans dont get on his back if thinks dont go smoothly.

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  • Sleepin Giant

    Mar 12, 2015 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #2

    Another day another Ayew transfer story.
    Another day another Cisse injury story

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  • lesh

    Mar 12, 2015 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #3

    Yes, why have we had so many injuries whether in matches or in training?

    Could it be down to the training regime?

    Not that I’m suggesting for a minute that the interim Head Coach carries any responsibility – though he is the senior coach isn’t he?

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  • lochinvar

    Mar 12, 2015 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #4

    From the BBC website:
    “Manchester United defender Jonny Evans’s actions in spitting at Papiss Cisse were “simply disgusting”, said the FA panel which found him guilty.”
    Mmm…. Ok Van Gall and Man Utd what disciplinary action will you now take ? We look forward to Evans apology for his actions and lies and admission that his actions were disgusting and a bad example especially to kids watching.
    No excuses for Cisse who retaliated but Evans now looks like the bully who got found out, rather like Chelsea and Mourinho. Cheats the lot of them.

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