Newcastle’s Surprisingly Improving Injury Situation

Both Paul Dummett and Fabricio Coloccini returned to training this week, but both are still doubtful for the game tomorrow, although it looks like Fabricio could make the game.

Paul Dummett is more doubtful, but the local lad will probably return a week tomorrow against Swansea City at home.

fabricio coloccini

Fabricio Coloccini – could play tomorrow

Within the last week we have gone from eleven injured players to just six injured players according to – and two of them are (still) Coloccini and Dummett.

And it’s good news that Curtis Good is finally off the injured list and he played for the U21 side in the 5-3 defeat at the Liberty Stadium earlier this week.

Curtis was injured on March 5th two years ago when he made his debut for Australia against Ecuador when he had an excellent game before being withdrawn with his injured hip in the second half.

Here’s the injury status according to

Player          Injury          Return Date

R Elliott	ACL Knee  	no return date	 
P Dummett	Hamstring  	16th Apr 	 
F Coloccini	Calf/Shin  	9th Apr 	
K Mbabu 	Hip/Thigh  	19th Apr 	
M Haidara	Knee  		no return date	 
T Krul  	ACL Knee 	16th July	

Newcastle’s Football Development manager Peter Beardsley talked about Curtis Good coming back:

“It’s nice to see Curtis is back. “I can’t imagine what he’s been through, because I’ve never had any injuries of that magnitude and never really had a bad injury.

“I can’t understand what he’s going through, and I try to help him, but you almost don’t know what to say. “He’s had two years, and then he’s hurt his calf, and it’s been so frustrating for him.”

All being well that injury status could be down to only four players injured by next week, with Coloccini and Dummett both back playing again – and of course we have to remember our two goalkeepers are long term absentees.

It’s good news on the injury front for a change.

Wonder what Rafa has implemented in training to get the number of injuries down?

Comments welcome.