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Update On Five Injured Players – One Is Serious

11:22 pm, Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 42 Comments

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.

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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.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Daryl Janmaat · Injuries · Kevin Mbabu · Massadio Haidara · Newcastle News · Other News · Premier League · Rolando Aarons

42 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Bobbybee // Nov 3, 2015 at 11:43 PM

    Reading some stupid tweets from alleged Toon fans about this kid, to which he responded bitterly, it’s no surprise people want out of Newcastle. Do they think he gets injured on purpose. Any player does anything wrong and the bully boys turn on him – even an injury ffs. All it does is embarrass the loyal fanbase and make us look like we know naff all about the game. Which for plenty, is so very true.

  • 2 BeeGuy // Nov 4, 2015 at 12:09 AM

    Is there any reason why players cannot wear high top boots or protective shields during practice sessions?
    How many times do we have to hear this ongoing type of injury report before someone takes a practical step?
    And finally, are these practice sessions or full bore matches on the training grounds?

  • 3 Roosta // Nov 4, 2015 at 12:26 AM

    Elliot Dummett Mbabau Colo Mbemba Anita Tiote wijnaldum Sissoko Perez Mitrovic.

    Not sure if Janmatt is injured to bad, i am struggling a bit with De Jong he looks so lackluster at the moment, a bit like his brother did when he was here, says hes not fully fit but he had a full pre season im sure, i think this Tiote Anita partnership is all we can do at the moment, and even when owld copperheed is fit i still think its got no creativity in it, hard work yes but something missing for me.

  • 4 The overrated Frenchman // Nov 4, 2015 at 4:23 AM

    Of course he doesn’t get injured on purpose but he is still injury-prone. These sort of players are a liability. If we had a better squad maybe we could carry him but we don’t have that luxury. Half the squad are always sat on their arse because they’re injured or somehow unfit for purpose. Massive clean-out required and he’d be on the list for me.

  • 5 Lilongwe Geordie // Nov 4, 2015 at 5:33 AM

    Shame for Aarons really, he shouldn’t be getting too much abuse, although you put yourself out there on a medium like twitter and you have to expect all that comes with it! He has also received some completely undeserved smoke up his ass through the same medium, so it is just the highs and lows of social media.

    Another 2 for Arma is good to see, I think we have to get him out of there and into the Championship come January. The club should have people working on finding a championship club with the same environment and ethos to ease the change for him. Championship will continue to step up his development and get him closer to being accustomed to Premier league football. Neither Kane or Berahino were doing as well on loan at League 1 clubs when they were teens on loan.

  • 6 JDdubai // Nov 4, 2015 at 5:34 AM

    The young players whose bodies are still getting used to full time professional football should be given time to see if they can handle it. How many young players in the past had injury issues around 18-20 yr of age but got over it? Plenty.

    It is the older players who have proven over a number of years that they constantly pick up injuries that should be moved on – Saylor, Raylor long before he went etc etc.

    Aarons and Hairdara in particular should be given time to see how it goes, though Hairdara at 22 is starting to be borderline also.

  • 7 JDdubai // Nov 4, 2015 at 5:35 AM

    Plus Aarons is only 19, he doesnt even take up an official squad place in our 25 so cant see what the issue is for him to be given 2 years or so to see if he comes through.

    If he hasnt played in the enxt 2 years when he needs to be registered, then ok, decision to be made then.

  • 8 Lilongwe Geordie // Nov 4, 2015 at 5:51 AM

    Part of the reason Bristol City released him was they believed he was very injury prone. It is playing out so far, but as you say, it isn’t a huge issue at the moment, but calls for him to be offered a big contract need to stop, and he should be given an incentivised contract financially, and have contract extension clauses based on triggers for appearances consecutively and/or appearances generally. There are various ways we can protect ourselves whilst also offering him good incentives to develop and get fit.

    This injury is slightly different though, it is an impact injury, rather than the strains and tears he has suffered from previously, so it isn’t necessarily down to being injury prone, just a bit of bad luck and a poor/robust challenge.

  • 9 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Nov 4, 2015 at 6:00 AM

    It doesn’t seem Aarons is tailor made for football! Maybe synchronized chess 😉 lol

  • 10 Ron Knee // Nov 4, 2015 at 6:03 AM

    Morning jesper
    That’s no way to speak of our very own ‘Raheem’!

  • 11 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Nov 4, 2015 at 6:08 AM

    Morning Ron…it seems the kid breaks down more often than a old car!

    …I am afraid the only thing you’ll have is the memory of what could have been 🙁

  • 12 Ron Knee // Nov 4, 2015 at 6:15 AM

    Like that mythical beast Siem de Jong.

  • 13 JDdubai // Nov 4, 2015 at 6:26 AM

    ow many injuries has Robben had in his career? God knows, and yet he still made a canny career out of it.

    Aarons is just a kid from the u21s and should be treated as such, let his body get to terms with life and see what happens then.. Jeez people still in include Curtis Good in their list of squad posts, even after 5 years of no appearances but Aarons, who has huge potential, should be shipped out already..

    People are as quick to write of a 19yr old kid as a manager who has had 12 games in charge. Instant success is all that matters..

  • 14 firebug666 // Nov 4, 2015 at 6:42 AM

    I can understand the fans frustrations with Aarons, it seems he is always nearly back to full fitness, only for a new report to come out about a breakdown or new injury.

    I read those tweets that Aarons himself was re-tweeting, and there was nothing nasty in them, just comments like this lad is made of glass etc.

    Aarons re-tweeted them and then put his own tweet saying, “I will have to come back stronger and prove a few people wrong”.

    Player regardless of age should be able to take criticism and respond to it, that goes for anyone in the public eye.

    Maybe this will give Aarons the incentive to get back to full fitness, and push for a place in the team……. As long as he doesn’t get injured again that is!

  • 15 Ron Knee // Nov 4, 2015 at 6:53 AM

    Like most things at NUFC these days, it seems to be a case of wait and see.

  • 16 firebug666 // Nov 4, 2015 at 6:58 AM

    Ron Knee

    100% agree mate, that what causes the frustration in the first place, all we do is wait and see.

    Still I wish Aarons well, and hope he can come good, but we do seem to suffer a vast amount of injuries to the same players over and over.

    Hoping to see some changes in personnel in January, some out’s and some in’s, and hopefully the in’s will be better than the out’s………And not injury prone!

  • 17 Ron Knee // Nov 4, 2015 at 7:03 AM

    If our situation is as dire in January as it is now, Ashley will have to make some signings, but can we trust Charmless and Carr to make the right choices?

  • 18 firebug666 // Nov 4, 2015 at 7:09 AM


    I think we got 3 very good players in the summer, with Wijnaldum, Mbemba and Mitrovic, and one lame duck who has the chance to come good, if he is prepared to work at it in Thauvan.

    If that can be repeated in January, I will not be too disappointed, as it would mean we got 6 decent players and two backups for the season.

    I know some will think we will not bring in four players in January, but we did in the past when in a relegation scrap, so who knows, maybe we will just have to wait and see… 😀

  • 19 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Nov 4, 2015 at 7:10 AM

    JDdubai…when you get these injuries regularly as a kid what makes you think he’ll outgrow it?

  • 20 Jail for Ashley // Nov 4, 2015 at 7:15 AM

    I see sense in what your saying about a Championship team but I would like to see him stay at Coventry and help them get promotion, division top scorer, a day out at Wembley and possibly a Champions medal. Then next season put him at one of the top Championship clubs and if he’s doing the business there bring him home.

  • 21 Ron Knee // Nov 4, 2015 at 7:16 AM

    This will be McClaren’s big test to see if he can make sanity prevail. Good luck to him!

  • 22 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Nov 4, 2015 at 7:16 AM

    It’s not s kid’s syndrome or something you can cure with a vaccination!

    …it will just get worse and more regular as he grows older

  • 23 firebug666 // Nov 4, 2015 at 7:17 AM



    Sounds like he is flogging a dead horse already, Must be the one Ashley has tied to the cart.

  • 24 Jail for Ashley // Nov 4, 2015 at 7:18 AM

    (in January)

  • 25 Jail for Ashley // Nov 4, 2015 at 7:24 AM

    Ron Knee,
    It’s a real shame we weren’t up near the type of places W Ham and Leicester currently occupy, that would be a real test of whether the new dawn was really the same dawn or not, if for example we were seventh, would we accept a 16M bid for Perez and carry on as normal, as it stands we’re going to have to make a good investment and resost offers just to survive

  • 26 firebug666 // Nov 4, 2015 at 7:24 AM


    New injuries are all well and good to fix and get back out there, but we have players who are going down with recurring injuries, Janmaay (knee), Taylor (Ligament damage), Elliot (hip) etc. None of these seem to get fixed and just keep repeating the same pattern.

    Aarons has a new injury (this time) so hopefully he can get that sorted before the end of the season.

    Janmaat will be back for Saturday, but will he last the full match.

    The defence will be fraught with injuries before the ball is even kicked if Janmaat and Elliot start, All we want now is Coloccini’s back to go and were sorted.

  • 27 Lilongwe Geordie // Nov 4, 2015 at 7:25 AM

    A day out at Wembley? I can see the positives for him on the mental side and also that he appears to be comfortable there. That is why the club should be doing research into Championship clubs to find him a similar environment. He seems to be finding this level to easy, we need to be challenging him more for him to progress and learn.

    At the same age Berahino managed just 6 in 14 league 2 games and then moved up to league 1 scoring 4 in 8 (same season), the following season he got just 2 in 10 at Championship level. In three loan spells at League 1 and Championship level Harry Kane managed just 14 goals in 60 appearances. Arma is blitzing league one by comparison and for his development I would like to see him challenged further.

    If he does well in the championship it could mean he comes back to fight for his place next season, and allows us to spend more money on a defence, rather than having to bring in another striker.

  • 28 Lilongwe Geordie // Nov 4, 2015 at 7:28 AM

    Is the in January an addition to the bring him back home? I think we need to sign 2 strikers in the summer (1 in the summer if we get 1 in Jan) if we are letting Arma go on loan again. If we then brought him back in Jan we would have 5 strikers fighting it out, and I can’t see Ashley being happy about the spend on new ones only for Arma to usurp them. Not that I’m fussed about Ashley’s happiness, but I think he will see it in advance and leave us light up front again for the first 6 months.

  • 29 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Nov 4, 2015 at 7:28 AM

    *s = a

  • 30 Ron Knee // Nov 4, 2015 at 7:31 AM

    I agree. I don’t see any of our ‘big names’ being sold in January, assuming our plight continues. Fatso wouldn’t risk it.

  • 31 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Nov 4, 2015 at 7:32 AM

    firebug…besides the recurring hamstring yes, Aarons seems to pick up every kind of injury you can. Were you trying to make that sound promising? 😉

  • 32 firebug666 // Nov 4, 2015 at 7:38 AM


    Maybe a little sarcasm in hoping he would be back before the end of the season.

    To be honest I don’t think we will see much of him anymore.

  • 33 firebug666 // Nov 4, 2015 at 7:41 AM


    Mind if we do get Aarons back he will be like a new signing! 😀

    Chances are he is joining Bigi, Taylor, Good, and the good company of SDJ.

  • 34 firebug666 // Nov 4, 2015 at 7:43 AM

    Newcastle United’s Adam Armstrong rises to be top scorer of all 92 clubs
    Tuesday night was business as usual for Adam Armstrong, his latest two goals making him the top goalscorer in the whole country!

  • 35 Ron Knee // Nov 4, 2015 at 7:46 AM

    I wonder if they’re musical. Maybe they could form a band?

  • 36 firebug666 // Nov 4, 2015 at 7:49 AM


    It would have to be an elastic band (aid) or they would never be fit enough to get to the gig.

    They could call themselves “the injury league” and the signature song could be “the sick note”.

    Sorry guys too early in the morning I know…..I’ll get my coat!

  • 37 toon kk // Nov 4, 2015 at 7:51 AM

    We have a squad made up of injury prone unfit players, picking up injuries while over pushing themselves.

  • 38 cyprus // Nov 4, 2015 at 7:55 AM

    Hats off to those who pointed to Arma as a great player. Maybe bring him back by Xmas, the guy is scoring for fun.

    This Rolando guy: ALWAYS injured, even if just 19. Not sure about this one. Think what a waste of money Taylor has been. Before him, Dyer…

  • 39 firebug666 // Nov 4, 2015 at 7:55 AM

    For those that don’t know the sick note.

    Steve Taylor pens letter of apology to boss.

  • 40 Ron Knee // Nov 4, 2015 at 7:57 AM

    With a remake of Neil Sedaka’s ‘Breaking your ………… (insert appropriate body part) isn’t hard to do’.

  • 41 Jail for Ashley // Nov 4, 2015 at 8:03 AM

    Day out at Wembley ? Play off final, great experience for him.
    Bring him back in January if he’s doing the business next season at a Championship club. We have to assume Cisse will be gone next summer and Riverie ? So we have to bring in a couple of strikers ready for the first team.

  • 42 Lilongwe Geordie // Nov 4, 2015 at 8:15 AM

    Fair enough, I got confused because you also mention a champions medal, so I assumed you were talking about them winning the league.

    I’d prefer to move him along quicker than that, but it is just personal preference. I can’t see us signing 2 strikers if Arma continues his form in League 1 or the Championship, hence preferring to push his development further now, and aim for him being ready to play a role in the Prem from the start next year.

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