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Good News – Cabaye Injury Not Serious

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.

Comments welcome.

11 comments so far

  • Toonboy_84

    Oct 9, 2011 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #1

    I knew Super Cabaye would be fine;)

  • Toonboy_84

    Oct 9, 2011 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #2

    Oh. I’m first!

    I’ll be back in a minute. Just gonna do a couple of laps round my garden with my t-shirt over my head in celebration.

  • magpie6699

    Oct 9, 2011 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #3

    Ed – are you still posting from Raleigh, NC? It must be about 5.30 a.m. on a Sunday morning – did you stay up late or get up early??

  • Munich Mag

    Oct 9, 2011 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #4


    “I’ll be back in a minute. Just gonna do a couple of laps round my garden with my t-shirt over my head in celebration.”…

    That’s a classic big man !


    Oct 9, 2011 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #5

    Magpie, he does it for his loved geordies! ED we all admire you!!

  • Graeme

    Oct 9, 2011 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #6

    Would be good to have him in the middle of the Park against Spuds, that’s for sure. Our toughest game of the season so far, next weekend for sure.

    I still think the TOOOON will win this game and I would give Santon his début if he returns from international duty fit and with no reaction to his sore knee!!!

  • gorgonzola

    Oct 9, 2011 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #7

    Blast from the past 2


    I lost my voice on this game…. Tears to me eyes ….


    Oct 9, 2011 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #8

    as i said cabaye is fine n wil play against spurs

  • Sav

    Oct 9, 2011 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #9

    Is it Cabaye as in Howay or Cabaye as in Whyaye?

  • sox

    Oct 9, 2011 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #10

    Its deffo why aye cabaye lyk

  • Sav

    Oct 9, 2011 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #11

    Just learned Jagielka is pronounced Yagielka and he’s been around for years.
    You don’t have to be Trevor Francis to get it arseways.


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