You can never accuse Newcastle of having a handle on the injuries we pick up every season – and at the moment we are top of the Physioroom.com injuries with ten players out injured and we´re above Crystal Palace, West Ham and Liverpool who all have eight players out.
We also notice that pundits are saying that one reason Manchester United are struggling this season is that they have had so many injuries this season – but we´ve had more – and that happens every season.
Papiss Cisse in action against Aston Villa
So how much does our injuries affect how high we can finish in the Premier League?
A lot – but why don´t we do something about it?
This is not rocket science.
And news from yesterday that Papiss Cisse will be on the sidelines for a few weeks with the groin injury he picked up in the Aston Villa game.
This is what Newcastle manager Steve McClaren told the press yesterday:
“It was always a long shot for Papiss Cisse to play against Everton. (he didn´t).” “It’s going to be quite a few weeks. Mitro also had an ankle injury and was just passed fit.”
“Ayoze’s been doing well, so we’ll give him the opportunity today.”
The worst case scenario for Cisse is that he could be missing all of January.
It would seem to be a good time to bring in another striker in January.