More bad news on the injury front for Newcastle as Papiss Cisse, who we were told could be back in training this week has received more expert opinions on the condition of his groin and he will now undergo surgery for his groin problem.
Cisse is expected to be out for two to three months, so that would take us towards the end of April with only a few weeks left in the season – so effectively he’s out for the season.
Papiss Cisse – out for two to three months
Papiss has had a number of injury problems these last couple of years which have kept him on the sidelines at Newcastle.
And that’s even more reason now why Newcastle need to get one and preferably two strikers signed this month – maybe one on loan.
McClaren has revealed the club have had a number of specialist opinions on Cisse, and they were told could give it a try and see how it goes – but the club have decided the right thing to do is for the Senegal striker to undergo surgery.
Newcastle are now short of strikers and surely we must sign at least one striker soon?
Jonjo Shelvey (and Henri Saivet) should add some scoring power but we need an experienced out and out striker brought in – and the sooner the better.
What do you think?