Reports Newcastle Defender Could Be Out Up To Three Months


It’s never good when our players go away on International duty and come back injured, but that’s what’s happened with Chancel Mbemba who had to limp off in DR Congo’s 2-2 with Tunisia earlier this week in World Cup qualifying.

There’s still no guidance coming from the medics of DR Congo on how bad the injury is but there are reports it could be a month or even three months out for the African defender.

It’s a hamstring injury Chancel has picked up, so we’ll have to see how bad it is – maybe once he returns to Tyneside we’ll know better, but he will out several weeks at least.

Paul Dummett picked up a hamstring injury on the first day of the season, and he will be out until November so it could be several months for Chancel too if it’s a bad injury.

Chancel Mbemba – in action for Newcastle earlier this season

Obviously, he will miss DR Congo’s  next qualifier against Libya on October 7 – and the real worry are the reports he could even be out for up to three months.

We do have Florian Lejeune and DeAndre Yedlin back from injury for the game at Swansea on Sunday, so that will soften the blow but it could be a problem if Chancel is out for three months since he will be out while Paul Dummett is also injured.

That will put some pressure on the back four.

It’s also unfortunate for Chancel himself, who has shown in the first few games of the season that he is indeed Premier League caliber.

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7 comments so far

  • Toon_Fresh

    Sep 7, 2017 at 7:03 AM

    Comment #2

    Disappointing but not the end of the world. Lack of depth is the most worrying part. See it going one of two ways this weekend:
    1) Clark Lejeune Lacelles Manquillo
    2) Manquillo Clark Lacelles Yedlin

    Depending on who is more fot between the two.

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  • Lindisfarne

    Sep 7, 2017 at 7:09 AM

    Comment #3

    lochinvar – jinx

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  • toontaff2

    Sep 7, 2017 at 7:11 AM

    Comment #4

    If Chancel is as old as he looks, he should be playing walking football with the OAPs!

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  • pablos left foot

    Sep 7, 2017 at 7:58 AM

    Comment #5

    Yep, Oba Martins was another. Could have been anywhere between 22 and 42.

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  • toonincheek

    Sep 7, 2017 at 8:00 AM

    Comment #6

    pablos –

    “anywhere between 22 and 42” would be
    the rows where his shots ended up!

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  • pablos left foot

    Sep 7, 2017 at 8:04 AM

    Comment #7

    True! Except for that screamer in the top left hand corner when we mugged Spurs at WHL.

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