Paul Simpson has given an interview with nufcTV and during that interview towards the end he went through Newcastle’s injury status and we currently have 12 players out with injury.
It’s not a good situation and the worst injury seems to be some serious damage to Rolando AaRons ankle that he picked up in training on Friday.
Rolando Aarons – serious ankle injury
This is how Paul talked about five of our inured players:
“Disappointed to lose Sadio Haidara with a groin strain and we will assess Sadio over the next few days to see the severity. See whether it is just a niggle and he can come into the group for the weekend.”
“No change with Daryl Janmaat, he joined in training today. It is something he has had in the past, he has had surgery on that knee and he must have just jarred it funny. ”
“Whether he twisted it…..he just felt it on Saturday against Stoke. We will see how it goes over the week, we are hopeful he will be ok for the weekend if there are no issues.”
“The positive from Monday’s games was that Kevin Mbabu came through successfully. We only wanted him to play an hour in case he is needed at the weekend.”
“It was a really innocuous challenge on Rolando Aarons on Friday morning. He tried to go past somebody in training and he just got caught and Rolando picked up this ankle injury. We didn’t think it was a bad one, we thought just a case of get him off and let it settle down.
“But after a scan it is showing that he has some quite serious damage in the ankle, so we are going to miss him for a period of time. Not going to speculate how long but certainly more than a couple of weeks.”
“When Jack Colback came off at Sunderland, we thought it was a real serious one. Then the good news when he got the second opinion, when he was told six to eight weeks, but he is progressing really well. With a bit of luck we might get him back quicker than the six weeks.”
It’s really bad news for young Rolando Aarons and it looks like he could be out for a month or two with that badly injured right ankle.
It looks like Daryl Janmaat will be fit for Saturday and Kevin Mbabu too.
We need to get a win at Bournemouth on Saturday – it’s really important we get all 3 points.