This season is turning out to be an even worse season for injuries for Newcastle than last season and that was one of the worst we’ve seen in a long long time.
Vurnon Anita was taken off with a hamstring problem in the first half and after the game Steve McClaren has said it looks like a bad one.
Vurnon Anita – taken off with a hamstring problem
And according to Physioroom.com Newcastle continue at the top of the injury league with 11 players out injured with Rob Elliot is also down as being sick.
We don’t seem to have done anything about finding out we pick up so many injuries each season and this could be a factor that could help see us relegated this season.
Steven Taylor is due back fairly soon from his hamstring problem which has kept him out since the end of August.
And Cheick Tiote came in for Vurnon Anita but he is one yellow card away from getting a one game suspension.
The injuries are starting to really affect the teams Newcastle can put out this season.
Here is the current Injury league with one point awarded every time a player is not available for a PL game because of injury.
We won the injury league easily last year and are well on our way to doing the same thing this year.
This is another way in which the club is being very poorly run.