It’s About Time Newcastle Finally Solved This Problem

There was news last night that Rolando Aarons has picked up a foot injury and he was seen at St. James’ Park at the U21 game on crutches with his right foot in a protective boot.

The Chronicle reported that he picked up the injury in training on Friday in a 50-50 challenge for the ball with another player.

And when you add Rob Elliot and Daryl Janmaat to the injury list from Saturday and last night in the U21 2-0 win against Aston Villa we had both Sadio Haidara and Kevin Mbabu injured – that’s five injuries we have picked up in just four days.

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Rolando Aarons – injured in training on Friday

Newcastle are again on top of the injury table with 12 players currently out injured and in second place are Arsenal with just eight injuries.

We are always top of the injury table with more players injured than any other club – and in the Injury League table so far this season – where one point is given every time a player is not fit for a Premier League game – we are always top.

Here are the standings at the moment after eleven games played.

injury league

We ran away with winning this league last season and we ended up with almost 50% more points than the second team in the table – which was Manchester United.

Yet we don’t seem to have done anything about it.

Not having players available for games inevitably hits us every season and costs us points, so all we are asking is when are Newcastle going to make an effort to find out what causes all the injuries?

It’s not just bad luck, otherwise it wouldn’t happen every single season and it’s been a problem at the club for at least ten years.

It costs us points and therefore money – Mike Ashley please take note.

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