Massadio Haidara was carried off in the second half in our last win – against Aston Villa – but then a day later said he would be fit to face Manchester United on the following Wednesday – but he hasn’t played since and now there is news from John Carver he could be out until May.
Massadio Haidara – hasn’t played for almost four weeks
So after bizarrely allowing left back Davide Santon to leave the club on loan initially to Inter-Milan in late January, Paul Dummett is out for the season, and Massadio could be out pretty much until the end of the season – and both have knee injuries picked up in games.
We have no recognized left back available and only one recognized center-back available at the moment.
It seems with Massadio that it’s an ongoing issue with his knee, and it’s strange because that’s what Davide Santon had at Newcastle with a knee injury he picked while he was playing at Inter-Milan.
Santon’s knee situation had to be managed while he was at Newcastle for three and a half years.
There is no expected date when Massadio will be fit again, and this is what John Carver has reiterated today:
“There’s no sign of anyone coming back in the near future other than Mehdi,”
Si it’s only Mehdi Abeid likely to be back for the game at Sunderland a week on Sunday, so Newcastle will be down to the bare bones for a few games yet.
Wonder why Rolando Aarons is taking so long in coming back from his hamstring problems?
We dare to even mention this, but we hope our International players on duty such as Daryl Janmaat and Tim Krul as two examples – return fit and well after this International break.
Newcastle should conduct an investigation on how so many of our players have picked up so many injuries this season – it’s been one of the worst seasons for a long time – and there have to be some reasons for it – it cannot just be all bad luck.
This is the weakest current squad we can remember for a long time at Newcastle, and we’ll again limp over the finish line in the Premier League – probably in 14th place at best.
It’s not too exciting at Newcastle withMike Ashley in charge, as he continues to run Newcastle on a shoestring.
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