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Full Injury Update For Newcastle

1:20 pm, Monday, February 22nd, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 7 Comments

It’s a wonder that we haven’t heard about Fab Coloccini’s calf injury directly from Newcastle yet, but the Chronicle is reporting that Fabricio will undergo an assessment on just how bad his calf injury is.

Colo rather amazingly picked up the injury in the warm-down session after the game against Lillestrom on Saturday and he didn’t appear in the game at all and was rested.

So even when players are rested they can still get injured.

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Chancel Mbemba – will receive a further assessment today on injury

There are nine days to go until the vital game at Stoke City and Vurnon Anita, Siem de Jong, Paul Dummett and Jack Colback are apparently all expected to be available for the game.

That’s good news.

But there are doubts about center-back Chancel Mbemba who will be receiving another assessment on his foot injury today.

So both our first choice center-backs will be assessed today as to the extent of their injuries.

Papiss Cisse also seems to be back to fitness and will presumably start training again this week at some point.

As for another striker Aleksandar Mitrovic was expected to be out for about two weeks with his MCL knee ligament injury so we’d be surprised if he can participate in any of the next two games.

For the game at Stoke it looks like our two center-backs will be Steven Taylor and Jamaal Lascelles, so it was good they played the full game together at La Manga on Saturday.

This is an update from McClaren on the injury front:

“Vurnon Anita and Siem de Jong will be back in full training on Tuesday, and it was the same with Jack Colback – he had a little niggle, so we didn’t risk that.”

“They will train this week, and get ready for the last 12 games.”

When asked how he thought Jonjo Shelvey did on Saturday as the stand-in captain Steve said he thought he did very well.

Jonjo must be odds-on favorite to captain the side at Stoke.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Chancel Mbemba · Coaching · Injuries · Newcastle News · Paul Dummett · Premier League · Press

7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Mister Tuff // Feb 22, 2016 at 1:28 PM

    Just reading that Aubameyang nearly joined us -when he was at ASSE ( Jib – that is St Etienne Football Club and not a mule/donkey like animal).
    Appears his father who is his agent liked Klop better than King Percy- not much to argue with there.
    Percy would have had him playing defensive midfield.

    Ian Toon – tell the truth about me being moderated -come on -waiting -I’ve asked you several times.

  • 2 Mister Tuff // Feb 22, 2016 at 1:29 PM

    Please lads no more of the rotation debate – you are all going round in circles.

  • 3 beermonkey // Feb 22, 2016 at 1:36 PM


    they reckon he will sell for 60mill in the summer
    look at what having the wrong manager can cost you
    also who else i wonder turned us down due to poor manager

  • 4 bettyswallocks // Feb 22, 2016 at 1:38 PM

    Mad Serb ……. I agree with your views. Coloccini has respect from the players as they all recognise he is calm under pressure , reads the game well and is very comfortable on the ball. He is coming to the end of his career now and has no pace and possibly lacks enthusiasm so maybe Shelvey should take over . He is definitely more vocal and demonstrative. The only worry is when making someone captain is that their own performance doesn’t suffer with the responsibility of captaincy.
    This is a point that Jesper has failed to take on board when he advocates rotating several captains.

  • 5 JP...from The Rock // Feb 22, 2016 at 1:39 PM

    McClaren should have gobe to specsavers if he thinks both Shelvey and Riviere were “terrific”!

  • 6 robertsleftfoot // Feb 22, 2016 at 3:42 PM

    making Shelvey captain for me would be a terrible decision. Would not help us avoid the drop.

    He is too hot headed for that role. I cant see anyone else being captain other than Janmaat. He leads by example and tries his best every game. Also every game no matter what the score he goes to applaud the fans.

    People are raving about Shelvey being a saviour, he has had 1 outstanding game at home and 1 very good game at home……..

    However he has had 3 absolutely stinking away performances which was one of the reasons he was dropped at Swansea.

    His whole game is decided from his first pass, if the 40 yard screamer reaches its target he is bang up for it. If it goes missing or someone clatters into him thats the end of his day, we may as well pack him up and send him home

    Captain my ar*e

  • 7 mfw13 // Feb 22, 2016 at 6:10 PM

    How utterly predictable….we fail to bring in any central defenders in January, and in fact send Willo out, and now everyone is injured with no real cover.

    It will be a major miracle if we hold Stoke to fewer than three goals…..

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