There was news a few days ago that Paul Dummett had suffered a setback as he was coming back from his long-term hamstring strain, which he suffered last May.
There’s a little more news on Paul Dummett, and it seems he’s injured the hamstring again – so that’s not a good sign.
Paul Dummett – in action last week
That’s similar to what happened last season with young Rolando Aarons, who kept breaking down when trying to come back from a hamstring problem he picked up last September.
Rolando ended up playing only six times for the team last season – but he still scored two goals.
Of course we don’t expect Paul to suffer the same fate – but it’s always difficult coming back from hamstrings injuries.
Newcastle are not well off at full-back, and if current starting left-back Massadio Haidara is injured, then we’ll be struggling as to who would come in at left back.
Paul is going to be out for several more weeks.
And Mike Williamson, who we expect to go out on loan to a Championship club, has also picked up an injury, but it’s not serious.
He is listed on Physioroom.com as having an arm/elbow injury, and it seems he simply has an inflammation, but he may be OK for Monday night’s game with West Ham.
This is what assistant coach Paul Simpson has said about the two injuries:
“Paul Dummett’s had a little bit of a setback which is a blow.”“He picked up another little bit of hamstring damage last week in training which has set him back so we’re just monitoring that and nursing him through.
“Mike Williamson has missed a couple of days of training too.” “We hope it’s nothing serious and it’ll settle down very quickly and he should be available for selection for the West Ham game because it’s just a minor thing.”
The disappointing news is with Paul Dummett, who has been injured for four months now, and Paul can do a good job for us at left back – and when required he’s proved to be a solid center-back too.
Currently Newcastle have five injured players, with Curtis Good (hip/thigh), Sylvain Marveaux (groin) and Emmanuel Riviere (knee) being the other three players out through injury.
The only player with any return date is Sylvain Marveaux, with an estimated return date of being fully fit of October 3rd.