We don’t know exactly what Newcastle do in training these days, but out players keep picking up injuries and news today that after Mehdi Abeid has just made it back from the broken toe he picked up in mid-November while he was with the full Algerian squad – he is injured again – this time a thigh injury.
Mehdi Abeid against Burnley – injured again
And Newcastle United are at the top of the injuries list again for the Premier League with 10 injured players, and we’ve been top for most of the season, and we have two more than second placed Arsenal and Liverpool – who of course have much bigger squads.
This is what John Carver has said about Abeid:
“Mehdi Abeid is out with a thigh injury – that’s two to three weeks.” “It’s another headache, and it’s unexpected,”
“It’s at a time where he saw this as an opportunity to get back in the team.” “After he broke his toe after the international break – he did it on international duty – he must have seen it as an opportunity.”
“It’s a blow – another blow – but you’ve got to get on with it.”
But hey – there comes a time when you cannot just accept all of these injuries are just bad luck, and the club must be doing something wrong in training – no other club in the Premier League picks up as many injuries as Newcastle.
Newcastle should launch an investigation by looking at the procedures they use in training along with the types of injuries these players are picking up, and try to make the link – because something is not right.
Since we’ll never have a big squad as long as Mike Ashley is the owner, it would be worth the effort to try to reduce the number of injuries our players are picking up at the Benton Training grounds.
What do you think?
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