Jack Colback seems to be going by the book when he says he hopes to be back by mid-December because that’s six weeks after he picked up the injury and that was the prognosis of the specialist he visited in London.
We are still hoping that Jack could be back before that time but of course Newcastle will certainly not rush him back.
Jack Colback – going off after being injured against Stoke City
Jack has a knee injury and he talked about it on the Newcastle web-site:
“It’s better than we first thought, so that’s a positive.” “I’m disappointed to be injured but from what it could have been, it’s not too bad. “Where my foot was planted it just twisted the wrong way. It’s unfortunate but it happens.”
“It was a feeling I hadn’t felt before, so straight away I knew something wasn’t right. I was trying to stay on but the physios and doctor told me it was no good and I had to come off.” “I had an initial scan where we feared it was going to be out a bit longer.”
“That was followed by a further scan and we then went to see a specialist in London who gave us the better news that it’s around six weeks. It was as good as it could have been.” “Touch wood, I haven’t had many bad injuries.” “Before this, the longest I was out was four weeks, so this is the worst of my career so far.”
“I suppose I’ve been lucky, when you look at other players and what they’ve been through, but you can’t prevent injuries – it’s part of the game – so you just have to get on with it.” “Every player is the same when they get injured – they don’t want to be in the treatment room.“
“You never want to miss any games but I’m just trying to look at the positives that it could have been a lot worse.” “Right now I’m just resting to help the knee heal, and once that stage is out of the way I will be doing rehab before trying to get outside again as quickly as I can.”
“It’s worse watching matches from the stands. From my experience, it’s a lot easier playing than watching.” “It will be a tough few weeks but the team are playing well and hopefully we can start turning those performances into victories.”
Jack hasn’t had a serious injury in his career thank goodness – but he hasn’t played long for Newcastle either and as we mentioned (again) this morning but it was also during a game – and we seem to pick up a lot of these injuries in training.
Newcastle pick up more injuries by far than any other Premier League club and it’s been happening for at least 10 years.
We don’t even hear anybody at Newcastle talking about what the problems could be that are causing all our injuries.
Let’s hope Jack can return before mid-December and by that time we have a few wins under our belt and are away from the bottom of the Premier League.