Injuries Could Become A Deciding Factor In Relegation

Bad news today that Fabricio Coloccini has picked up a calf injury in La Manga and could be out up to four weeks and that is the second injury we pickled up last week, after Aleksandar Mitrovic is also out injured with a knee ligament problem.

Newcastle now have 12 players out injured according to, as injuries are once again decimating the squad and since we haven´t a big squad to start with – it´s starting to be a big concern once again for the club as we again fight relegation.

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Fabricio Coloccini – latest to pick up injury

The only surprising thing is that Manchester United have one more injured player than we do – 13 – but the third in Injury Table is Aston Villa with only seven injured players.

So once again Newcastle are decimated b y injury and it´s been so at Newcastle for over ten years now and nothing seems to be done about it and we keep hearing managers say we are simply unlucky with injuries.

If it happens every season then that´s not due to bad luck – but something else.

We have Chancel Mbemba already out with an ankle/foot injury so our first choice center-backs are both injured – and it´s a defense that has been one of the worst in the Premier League – when every player is fit.


Here are the injuries as listed on

Player               Injury                      Return date
F Coloccini	Calf/Shin  	         no return date	 
A Mitrovic	MCL Knee Ligament   no return date	 
C Tiote             Muscular  	         no return date	 
 C Mbemba 	Ankle/Foot  	         2nd Mar 16	 
 P Dummett 	Hamstring  		 2nd Mar 16	 
 S de Jong 	Eye  		                 2nd Mar 16	 
 K Mbabu  	Hip/Thigh  		 2nd Mar 16	
V Anita            Hamstring 	         2nd Mar 16	 
 M Haidara 	Knee 	                 2nd Mar 16	 
 T Krul 	        ACL Knee  		 Jul 16	 
 G Obertan 	Hamstring 		 19th Mar 16	 
 C Good 	        Hip/Thigh  	         no return date

The good news is that we should have Siem de Jong and Vurnon Anita back again very soon and we´re not sure what that injury is to Cheick Tiote.

Six players are due back by March 2nd – a week on Wednesday.

But injures could be another reason why Newcastle take the drop this season and getting so many injuries every season points to something being wrong somewhere in the way Newcastle go about their business.

That´s just plain old logic and it´s nothing to do with bad luck.

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