Good News For A Change On This Front For Newcastle

Newcastle are not too badly off as far as injuries go at the moment, and that’s likely to be confirmed when Steve McClaren gives his pre-match press conference this afternoon.

Even Sylvain Marveaux, who has been nursing a groin injury since early July is expected to return to training next week, after returning from some  initial rehabilitation work in France.

Alessandro Schoenmaker

Alessandro Schoenmaker – fitness coach at Newcastle

One of the many challenges for Steve McClaren and his coaching staff is to cut down on the number of injuries Newcastle always seem to puck up during the season.

Steve and his coaching staff reviewed all the procedures and have made some changes, and both Alessandro Schoenmaker and Steve Black to concentrate on that aspect.

All of Newcastle’s international players – including Georginio Wijnaldum, Vurnon Anita, Tim Krul,  Chancel Mbemba and Moussa Sissoko – have returned to Newcastle fit, and that’s a relief in itself.

We currently have five players out injured – Sylvain Marveaux (groin), Curtis Good (hip, thigh), Emmanuel Riviere (knee), Paul Dummett (hamstring) and Paul Williamson has a slight arm/elbow injury, but he may be fit enough for the game at Upton Park on Monday night.

This is what Paul Simpson has said on the injury front:

“Mike Williamson has missed a couple of days of training. He’s ended up with some sort of bursitis on his elbow which has been causing him real discomfort and he’s had a couple of days of treatment on that.”

“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. It’s just a minor thing.”

“Apart from that, it’s just little bits of nursing through that players need, a little bit of pampering. They’re all fine and looking forward to the next fixture.”

We’re not sure what’s exactly happening with Curtis Good, but that hip injury he picked up a year last March playing his very first game for Australia, is still bothering him.

Good has been at Newcastle now for three years, but his progress has been blighted by a number of injuries.

The one worry Newcastle have is with Paul Dummett, who has damaged his hamstring again, after picking up that injury last May, and he’s still going to be out a number of weeks.

But our injury list is not too bad at the moment, so that’s a bit of a relief.

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9 comments so far

  • Average_Contents

    Sep 11, 2015 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #1

    I agree with Hibbit from previous

  • Jib

    Sep 11, 2015 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #2

    Interesting that Ed picked up on Paul Dummett’s hamstring injury.

    Another centre back , Steven Taylor has had both hamstrings snap which is very unusual.

    Also Colo has had hamstring trouble before.

    All 3 have been at the club for ages.

    It makes one speculate whether there was something in a former coaching environment at NUFC that was harmful to hamstrings.

  • Munster Mag

    Sep 11, 2015 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #3

    Not sure why people are so sensitive re Merson predicting a West Ham win. They are a decent team, with better attacking players than us, and are at home. I think we’ll draw at best. I know they have lost two at home but they are improving. Draw at best i think. Hope i’m wrong…

  • Novocastrian66

    Sep 11, 2015 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #4

    Munster; I think we will lose too.

  • Ron Knee

    Sep 11, 2015 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #5

    A draw would be a good result for us.

  • will die for the toon army

    Sep 11, 2015 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #6

    Guys welcome to Mcclarenz teams . Hard to beat , Very organized defensively , Low possession and
    low scoring .
    We are in for a boring season. Boro and Twente ring a bell .

  • will die for the toon army

    Sep 11, 2015 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #7

    Our Squad looks good and I think we will be competive this season.

  • will die for the toon army

    Sep 11, 2015 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #8

    GK: Krul, Darlow, Elliott
    RB: Janmatt
    LB: Dummett, Haidara
    CB: Colo, Mbemba, Taylor, Will, Lasceles
    CM: Anita, Colback, Toite, Goufrann
    CAM: Wijanldum, De Jong
    RM: Sissoko, Perez, Obertan
    LM: Thauvin, Aarons, Marvueax
    CF: Mitrovic, Cisse, Rivere

  • martoon

    Sep 11, 2015 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #9

    Jib @2 I thought Saylor snapped his Achilles Tendons – I’m not medical but I think these are different to hamstrings?


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