We were a little worried last night that Yohan Cabaye may have damaged his ankle ligaments, and that would have kept him on the sidelines for many weeks.
Yohan Cabaye – in action for France
The Sunday Sun is reporting today that the scan he got yesterday, is showing no damage to his ligaments, and that has to be very good news for Newcastle manager Alan Pardew and the Geordie fans.
It looks like the top midfielder will again start for France on Tuesday evening in the Euro 12 qualifier against Bosnia.
Newcastle contacted the French officials yesterday, to find out just how bad the injury was, and they were told it was only a minor knock, and the scan results seem to be proof of that.
But Yohan himself was worried yesterday, in case he had damaged the ligaments
“I hope I will be fit for Tuesday and that this game does not pass me by.” “My left ankle got stamped on. I didn’t want to take the risk and came off.”
“I will have tests, I don’t know whether it is a sprain or a bad bruise but it was very painful and I couldn’t carry on like that.”
France’s manager Laurent Blanc was a little bit annoyed at the rough play of the Albania players, and he talked about Yohan, who seems to be first choice for France now, after his great start in the Premier League for Newcastle this season:
“He took a heavy blow on his ankle. Our Albanian friends shook us up well.”
Now we’ll just have to hope that Cabaye comes through the game on Tuesday night fully fit, and ready for the top game against Tottenham next Sunday afternoon.
The International breaks are always a concern for Newcastle, given the club’s experience with Michael Owen, who was crocked a few times playing for England, during his four years at Newcastle.
And it’s good news that Yohan Cabaye seems to be establishing himself as a top player for France these days, as well as for Newcastle United.