Newcastle are now only joint top of the injury list with nine players out injured – the same as at Liverpool – with Bournemouth next in line with seven.
Newcastle head coach Steve McClaren has given an injury update on three injured Newcastle players today and it looks like in about four weeks all three players – Riviere (knee), Darlow (ankle/foot) and Obertan )hamstring) – will be back in action at Newcastle for the busy December fixture list.
Karl Darlow – still four weeks away
This is what Steve has said on the injury status of those three players:
“Manu is two or three weeks away.” “Karl Darlow is four weeks away and Gabriel Obertan is three or four weeks.” “They are a little bit far away at the moment.”
This is our fixtures list through early January.
October Sun 25 12:00 A Sunderland Sat 31 15:00 H Stoke City November Sat 07 12:45 A Bournemouth Sat 21 15:00 H Leicester City Sat 28 15:00 A Crystal Palace December Sun 06 16:00 H Liverpool Sun 13 16:00 A Tottenham Sat 19 17:30 H Aston Villa Sat 26 17:30 H Everton Mon 28 15:00 A WBA January Sat 02 15:00 A Arsenal
There are quite a few games we can win of those 11 fixtures before there is a two week International break in January.
In addition to those three players out we also have Tim Krul (knee), Steven Taylor (hamstring), Curtis Good (hip/thigh), Sylvain Marveaux (groin), Rolando Aarons (calf/shin) and Kevin Mbabu (hamstring) supposedly out injured on Physioroom.com.
But Rolando Aarons and Kevin Mbabu are back in full training this week and we thought Marveaux was also fit now – so it looks like we have only six injuries – which is a lot better than the 13 players we had out last week.