Isaac Hayden was replaced by Ki with 20 minutes to go in the game last night at the Emirates where Newcastle were soundly beaten 2-0 by an in-form Arsenal side.
Hayden had a hip injury, and he was playing with it last night according to the Chronicle.
But it doesn’t seem very serious at all, and maybe he will be able to play on Saturday, but the Newcastle medics will need to assess him.
Newcastle have Ki Sung-yueng and Jonjo Shelvey who are both very keen to get back into the first team.
Isaac Hayden – has a slight hip injury
So if there are any doubts about the 24-year-old then one of those two will get the chance – and it could be the former South Korean International.
This is what Rafa said after the game last night as reported in the Chronicle today:
“We have Hayden complaining a little bit about his hip, but it seems that it’s not very serious.”
We assume Rafa mentioned to the local journalists that Isaac has had the slight injury for a little while now.
And for some reason, Jonjo Shelvey seems to be out in the cold at the moment.
And since Isaac Hayden did not have a very good game against his former club, it may be that Ki or Shelvey will get a start on Saturday.
That is now another crucial game for us, and we have to try to get all 3 points, and that would take us above Crystal Palace in the league.