Newcastle sustain more injuries than any other Premier League club and the proof of that is on the Injury League and the Physioroom.com sites Newcastle are always top of those leagues.
Steve McClaren has revealed today that both Jack Colback and Paul Dummett are struggling with slight hamstring problems, so it’s a good question as to who will play at left back tomorrow at Vicarage Road.
And more news today that our young 18 year-old striker Ivan Toney has injured his ankle in training this week and will be out for three months.
Ivan Toney – out for three months with ankle injury
Ivan was doing well when he was recalled form his loan spell at Barnsley after Papiss Cisse injured his knee and he has so far made three appearances form the first team.
Ivan is now on crutches with ankle ligament damage and this is what he has said on Newcastle’s web-site:
“I went up for a header and landed badly.” “At that moment it felt very painful, then the pain started to go down but I had a scan and it will keep me out for up to 12 weeks.”
“But I can only come back stronger and the hard work starts now.” “It happens – that’s football, you have your ups and downs. I’ve just got to come back fighting again.”
“That’s obviously a good sign, getting recalled from loan – not just because of injuries but also because I was doing well.”
“But unfortunately this has happened, so I’ve just got to start the road to recovery and hopefully the head coach will keep seeing what he was seeing in me and keeps putting me on.”
Ivan’s attitude is first class and it’s just a pity he is injured, as he has looked a good prospect for us in the future.
Here’s the current Premier League injuries on Physioroom.com with Newcastle at the top with six injuries currently.
Here’s the current Injury League with one point given each time a player misses one Premier League game – with Newcastle again on top.
Why we get so many injuries every season is a good question – but the reason isn’t just bad luck.