Rafa Benitez has said that Fabian Scar, who left the game injured on Saturday after 69 minutes, is now a doubt for next Saturday’s game at Brighton.
Schar was in some discomfort in the second half and he was finally replaced by Argentine International Federico Fernandez.
Schar is suffering from a muscle problem although he could still make the team at Brighton if he can recover in time.
But Rafa may want to rest the talented Swiss International, so he is ready for our final two games of the season – at home to Liverpool and away at Craven Cottage against relegated Fulham – who have won their last two games.
Fabian Schar leaves the field injured on Saturday
This is what Rafa has said about Schar’s mystery injury, and later he also takes about Miguel Almiron who is probably out for the season with his hamstring injury – as reported in the Chronicle today:
“He (Schar) has a little problem in the gluteus.“
“He was complaining yesterday and we saw him in the first half, but we were not very keen to make any substitutions at the beginning of the second half.”
“Because we knew that we had two or three little problems and in the end, it was like that.”
“It’s bad for them, but you never know.”
“We have other players and maybe they can try their best now.”
“It’s not easy for a player (like Almiron) who is doing well in another country at a massive club in front of 52,000 fans with this atmosphere.”
“And then to get injured and maybe lose the rest of the season.”
Miguel was in tears as he left the pitch for the last time this season – and he was obviously so keen to play in the final three games.
Fabian Schar and Miguel Almiron are two new players this season and two of our best players.
They will both be even better next season.
Slowly but surely Rafa has brought in or vastly improved players at Newcastle since he arrived three years ago.
Players like Ayoze Perez, Matt Ritchie, Mark Dubravka, Jamaal Lascelles, Florian Lejeune, Sean Longstaff, Ki Sung-yueng, and Paul Dummett.
Just think what Rafa can do with some decent transfer funds.