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Even More Injury Woes At Newcastle

2:20 pm, Thursday, March 24th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 7 Comments

Just when we were hoping that Massadio Haidara would be fit to play at Norwich City a week on Saturday, after being out since October with a knee injury – he has suffered a setback in training on his return from injury.

It seems that Massadio twisted his knee in training and that could be bad news as he is now being looked at by the club’s medical staff to see how serious the new injury is.

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Massadio Haidara – twisted his knee

Paul Dummett is another left-back at Newcastle who is regularly injured and he is out until at least the middle of next month with another hamstring problem.

Newcastle tried to sign a left back on loan in January but were unsuccessful – and it now seems Rafa Benitez will have no other choice but to decide who will be the makeshift left-back until either Dummett or Haidara are fit again.

Maybe Jamaal Lascelles or Vurnon Anita can play there as Jack Colback is out for the next two games after picking up his 10th yellow card on Sunday against Sunderland and is suspended for a couple of games.

Whatever happens over the final eight games of the season we must sign a good left back in the summer – because it’s been a weakness in the Newcastle team for a couple of years now.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Injuries · Massadio Haidara · Newcastle News · Prayer · Premier League

7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Bowjaw // Mar 24, 2016 at 2:28 PM

    Colback should never play left back again.

  • 2 dok - the horrid colonial // Mar 24, 2016 at 2:32 PM

    six years for adam Johnson… not nearly long enough…

  • 3 Hail Wor Ashley // Mar 24, 2016 at 2:40 PM

    Haidara should be one of the first out the door should we survive or not, providing somebody will take him. Well on his way to becoming one of those early retirees due to a catalogue of injuries.

  • 4 lesh // Mar 24, 2016 at 2:48 PM


    Six years but in reality probably two or three which won’t exactly be a bed of roses for him. He’ll have a rough ride being one who’s been naughty with a minor and a relative celebrity to boot.

    I’m sure we all hope he enjoys his break.

  • 5 magscar // Mar 24, 2016 at 2:51 PM

    Some talk on Net ( originating in Italian press) of there being a clause in Doumbia’s loan contract which triggers a permanent transfer after 10 games ( seems very short) at 22M Euros!

    Could be something in it I suppose and maybe as he can’t hit that target he can now start to figure in the reckoning. If he doesn’t presumably it is simply because he is another dud?

  • 6 toon kk // Mar 24, 2016 at 2:59 PM

    Last eight games in the premier league, shame we will be relegated but at least we’ll be able to compete with other clubs in the championship next season (hopefully).
    Great manager in Rafa but no one can produce quality that isn’t there.
    As for our injuries it’s no surprise.

  • 7 JP...from The Rock // Mar 24, 2016 at 3:25 PM

    Ffs! This guy is a constant sick note. What a crock, this club is full of them. I would ship the whole lot of them out! Useless.

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