Newcastle have had good news on the injury front and it’s regarding the ankle injury to center-back Chancel Mbemba, which he picked up a week last Wednesday at Goodison Park.
The news is that he could be fit for our next game after today, which is the game at Stoke on Wednesday 2nd March.
Chancel was sent to two different specialists to get a diagnosis of the injury and it seems if he cannot make the Stoke game he will be fit for the home game against Bournemouth.
That’s another must win game against a side in some relegation trouble.
Chancel Mbemba – could make the Stoke game
This is what Steve McClaren has said about Chancel’s injury and also the hamstring problem that Paul Dummett has had since last season:
“From our reports, Chancel could be fit for the Stoke game, or certainly the Bournemouth game after that,” said McClaren, whose relegation-threatened side take on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge this evening.
“That’s a bit of a plus for it. He went to London for a second opinion, and then Belgium. The consensus is that with the right treatment, he could be fit in about a month.”
“Because of the problems Dummett had last season with his hamstring, we have to be a bit wary with him,” “It’s the same thing again, so we’re just being a bit cautious to make sure everything is put right.
“He missed a lot of games towards the end of last season, and we don’t want that again. He’ll be starting to train next week.”
Paul’s problems last season with his hamstring were caused when he played with the injury in the last few vital games of the season – and he has suffered for that and missed the first several months of the season still recovering from it.
We hope this hamstring problem he has picked up is not chronic, but it’s starting to look that way.
It’s good news on Chancel Mbemba.