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Surprisingly Bad News On Two Injured Newcastle Players

8:10 am, Saturday, November 14th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 11 Comments

Newcastle still have some injuries that we were hoping would be clearing up over the two-week International break, but there´s some bad news on Steven Taylor and Rolando Aarons.

According to we still have 10 injured players out and that´s the most of any Premier League team except Liverpool who also have 10.

We continue to have more injuries than other teams almost every week so far this season – there´s something wrong somewhere.

rolando aarons close up

Rolando Aarons – out until the new year

Steven Taylor has had a terrible year for injuries and he was ruled out for the season in early January with an Achilles injury and he injured his hamstring back in late August at Old Trafford and it looks like he will be out until the new year.

So that´s at least four months out this season for Steven with that hamstring problem of his.

This is what Steve McClaren has said about Steven Taylor and Rolando Aarons:

“Steven will be fighting a losing battle to play any part in December, we are probably looking more at the start of next year with him.”

“Unfortunately, Rolando is still on crutches and so we are not really sure how long that will take.”

This means that Steve Taylor has played only three times for Newcastle this year and Rolando has played only six times – as both seem to pick up injuries that keep them on the sidelines.

It looks like Rolando could be out for some time with his foot/ankle injury that he picked up in training and certainly will not be available until the new year.

The good news is that Jack Colback is progressing well from the knee injury he picked up at Sunderland and Manu Riviere is almost ready to return from his long-term knee injury.

This is what Steve has said about those two injured players:

“Jack is progressing really well and we are delighted with him so far.”

“Manu keeps having little setbacks and niggles but we hope we might get him back into (full) training in the next week or two.”

We are hoping Jack will be back around the middle of December or even earlier than that and hopefully Manu can return to training in a couple of weeks.

Here´s the list of some tough games coming up and they will decide where we are in the league by January 3rd when hopefully we will start see some new players arriving in the January transfer window.

Sat 21	15:00	H	Leicester City			
Sat 28	15:00	A	Crystal Palace			
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				
Sat 02	15:00	A	Arsenal	

Comments welcome.

Tags: Coaching · Emmanuel Riviere · Injuries · Jack Colback · Newcastle News · Rolando Aarons · Steven Taylor

11 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jail for Ashley // Nov 14, 2015 at 8:13 AM

    Get shot of STaylor using the trades description act !

  • 2 Tsunki // Nov 14, 2015 at 8:25 AM

    Ashley – and the crocks – Out!

  • 3 mindshaft // Nov 14, 2015 at 8:35 AM

    Aaron’s is starting to look like Marcelino , just needs to look at a football to get injured – Saylor needs to be gotten rid of, waste of a first team slot and wages

  • 4 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Nov 14, 2015 at 8:38 AM

    Like I have said before players that cannot give you 30 games a season should be moved on…

    …there can be the odd exception!

  • 5 Mag52 // Nov 14, 2015 at 8:40 AM

    Failing any serious positive transfer action in January, Ashley OUT in February.

  • 6 Tsunki // Nov 14, 2015 at 8:46 AM

    Agreed. If the superpowers decide to hold on to this squad in January and brace for impact again like last year, only the blind optimist will believe the spin. I will be a Brave New same as the Brave Old rubbish

  • 7 Tsunki // Nov 14, 2015 at 8:47 AM

    It not I. 😐

  • 8 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Nov 14, 2015 at 8:49 AM

    You’ll probably be the same old rubbish as well Tsunki 😉 lol

  • 9 sparky55 // Nov 14, 2015 at 9:13 AM

    I think the fat controller will spend another 25 million in the break…but I really don’t see sissoko staying this time.

    I have no issue with him going…I would just push Janmaat up into the wing position and have Mbabu in at right back and take the money.

    I think the money will be invested on a CB and a better quality CDM…the rest of the squad has enough about it to be moulded into playing the way SM wants them to play and he will get a lot more out of them than the last 2 numpties would ever have got out of them.

    At least SM will play them to their strengths and they will be playing in the way Carr envisaged them playing instead of P45 playing them out of position and making them play in a way totally foreign to how they’ve been brought up playing football.

    The way we’re trying to play is massively different to the way we’ve been playing for the last 5 years so I can understand how hard it’s been…especially in shaking of the very negative mentality of P45’s football.

    It’s not strange at all that P45’s approach to the squad and players and type of football played now that HE’S in charge of CP’s recruitment policy is completely different to the football he made the team and player\s play when he had no input into who came…it was very much almost a Kevin response to not getting his own way.

    SM will be good for us in the long term…it’s just getting out of the mire we’re in and I’m sure the fat controller will do his best to buy us out of the mess we’re in because the two major weakness’ in the team are mainly down to Colo and Colback and Tiote simply not being of the required standard no matter who is coaching them…so they have to be replaced or we will go down.

    As soon as they are replaced with better footballers then we will climb the table for sure

  • 10 KevinLee // Nov 14, 2015 at 10:16 AM

    Rolando Aarons – Friendly King

  • 11 Jamesnufc94 // Nov 14, 2015 at 12:07 PM

    Are you smoking crack sparky?colback is one of out most hard working half decent players we’ve got

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