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Emotional Leader Is Well Ahead Of Schedule After Serious Injury – Though It Shouldn’t Be A Surprise


Steve Bruce had some encouraging news on Matt Ritchie after training today. It looks like his recovery from his ankle injury suffered against Leicester City two weeks ago is progressing better than initially expected.

Though, since it’s Matt Ritchie we are talking about that shouldn’t come as too big of a surprise.

The Chronicle have published an injury update from Steve Bruce on the man who has just turned thirty today.

This is what Steve Bruce has said about Ritchie after training:

“Matt Ritchie being Matt Ritchie is surprising us all. When I looked over today, he was running. He’s back on the training ground running in straight lines.

“I think that’s better news. With Matt, the good thing is it’s an impact injury. If there’s anything that an injury picks up on is impact. We know what it is.

“If it’s muscles, it’s always a bit of a problem and ligaments and things like that, but he’s out on the grass and the progress he’s made in two weeks is quite remarkable. I think it could be good news for all of us.

“He doesn’t look as if he’ll be eight weeks I wouldn’t think. The way he is at the minute – we don’t put timescales on these things – but closer to four or five weeks might be better.”

This is some more great news on the injury front for Newcastle. Earlier it was reported that Andy Carroll trained with the team for the first time on Tuesday.

Getting Matt Ritchie back ahead of the original eight-week projection will be a nice lift for Steve Bruce. Though we shouldn’t be too surprised as it is Matt Ritchie after all. He will have seen the performance Jetro Willems put in against Watford and will want to get back as soon as possible.

The next international break comes after the Manchester United match at St James Park on October 6th. So a possible return date for Matt could be the next fixture at Chelsea on October 19th.

Though knowing Matt Ritchie, we wouldn’t be surprised in the least if he was ready much sooner than that. Something tells us he may have the Leicester City match on September 28th circled on his calendar.


17 comments so far

  • Coolcongo

    Sep 10, 2019 at 9:28 PM

    Comment #1

    Is there any website of songs we sing at the matches. I have just started going to the game this season and no idea what songs we sing. i know a few but some are hard to hear

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  • IrishRob

    Sep 10, 2019 at 9:28 PM

    Comment #2

    Hope everyone is doing good tonight. I’m bored with first lately. Rather just be nice.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 10, 2019 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #3

    Not as bored as we were IrishRob 😮

    9
  • ShirebrookToon

    Sep 10, 2019 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #4

    Longstaff is better than Rice!

    2
  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 10, 2019 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #5

    It’s been brilliant this mind.

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  • Moonraker15

    Sep 10, 2019 at 9:36 PM

    Comment #6

    England are struggling against a country with a population of 1.8 million!

    3
  • ShirebrookToon

    Sep 10, 2019 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #7

    We’ll beat the Scousers by the same scoreline at the weekend 😳

    3
  • Moonraker15

    Sep 10, 2019 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #8

    I would love that! They’re crowing already!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 10, 2019 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #9

    I hope Sterling gets a full 90 on Saturday 🙄

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  • Moonraker15

    Sep 10, 2019 at 9:45 PM

    Comment #10

    Jail
    Why?

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  • Mag :P

    Sep 10, 2019 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #11

    Struggling although we scored 5 goals? Haha. The win was never in doubt.

    Although I will give credit to Kosovo. They played some superb stuff and have some real gems in that team. Real technical ability.

    Great game.

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Sep 10, 2019 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #12

    🙄

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  • Moonraker15

    Sep 10, 2019 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #13

    Mag
    Yeah we scored 5 but Kosovo scored 3 ! Kosovo!
    This playing out from the back malarkey is great to watch but we’re not good at it and if we do it against the better teams we’ll get beat!

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Sep 10, 2019 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #14

    Yeah but Harry Kane missed a penalty!

    Oh my god the worlds gonna end now!

    🙄

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  • lesh

    Sep 10, 2019 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #15

    BBB

    Aye, the blog could’ve felt empty without Jiblets but no, he’s absent but as if by a miracle, more new names appear.

    And Jane, well he’s been a wonder and proved he can cope without the main man who’ll no doubt surface claiming he’s been sharing drinks and pleasant conversation with the rich and famous of Andraxt.

    3
  • Moonraker15

    Sep 10, 2019 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #16

    Coolcongo

    If you’re in the Gallowgate get them going with “can’t help falling in love with you”
    That should get them going and you’ll make some friends!
    Lol

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  • Bring back benitez

    Sep 10, 2019 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #17

    Lesh

    Have you died?

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