It seems the calf injury Fabricio Coloccini picked up in the warm-down after the 2-1 Lillestrom win on Saturday was not as bad as first thought and surprisingly good news today that Colo could be fit for the game a week tomorrow at the Britannia Stadium against Stoke City.
Fabricio Coloccini – could be fit for Stoke City game
The medical staff at Newcastle were to assess the injury yesterday and they have received scan results today that have revealed only minor damage to the calf and there´s a decent chance the captain could make the game at Stoke next Wednesday night.
This is what Newcastle have reported on their web-site:
Newcastle United can confirm that captain Fabricio Coloccini suffered a slight calf strain during the Club’s recent training camp in La Manga.
The Argentine defender subsequently underwent a scan, the results of which have shown that the injury is not as bad as has been reported.
The Club’s medical staff are working hard with Coloccini to try and ensure the center-back is available for selection at Stoke City in eight days’ time (Wednesday, 2nd March).
That´s good news and if Colo is fit he will stay as captain, but like a number of other Newcastle players the captain has to get a grip on things away from home and start producing the form they show at St. James’ Park.
It also means that Jonjo Shelvey who did well in captaining the side on Saturday as Colo was rested, may not get a chance to captain the side at Stoke City after all.
Newcastle must start picking up some points on the road starting at Stoke, if we are to avoid relegation to the Championship.