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 Physioroom.com 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 – 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.
November Sat 21 15:00 H Leicester City Sat 28 15:00 A Crystal Palace December 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 January Sat 02 15:00 A Arsenal