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Promising Update On Returning Player – Is It Too Soon To Risk Him?

In their injury update report, the Chronicle are declaring that Newcastle center-back Florian Lejeune could make the trip to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea on Saturday.

Lejeune has been back at training for a couple of weeks and has reportedly been impressive in his return.

While this is excellent news, we feel the club should be extremely cautious with Florian. Like the way Andy Carroll has been slowly nursed back into the team, Lejeune should be handled similarly.

There is no reason to rush the 28-year-old back into the side as Newcastle have a wealth of choices in central defense.

Paul Dummett played well in each of his six appearances at center-back while Ciaran Clark came in against Manchester United and was as reliable as ever.

Just last week, injury analyst Ben Dinnery had the following comments about the Frenchman’s pending return from injury:

Concern for Lejeune would be that athletes returning to their previous levels of sport within nine months are around five times more likely to re-injure the knee or suffer an injury to the other knee. Incidence decreases by 51 per cent thereafter month on month.

If Lejeune does come back for the October 19th match, that would be just two-thirds of the time frame Dinnery cites as the ideal length to diminish the risk of re-injury.

While we don’t think it’s reasonable to keep Florian out until the new year if he is showing such promising signs during training. We just hope that caution will rule the day when he does make it back into the team.

45 comments so far

  • Jib

    Oct 14, 2019 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #1

    Professor Pier Paolo Mariami who worked on Lejeune’s injury at the
    Villa Stuart in Rome , specialises in quick returns after injury.
    He sorted out Rolando Aarons hamstring in half the expected time

  • lochinvar

    Oct 14, 2019 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #2


    Says it all really
    The stench around the development of the land around the Strawberry and the Metro is worthy of a full on Panorama investigation.

  • Genjikai

    Oct 14, 2019 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #3

    Write in to them.
    Tell them about it.
    People need to know its important to Newcastle as a city.

  • RobLeenio

    Oct 14, 2019 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #4

    The most interesting recent proposal for the stadium to be expanded was to turn the pitch by ninety degrees, which would allow for expansion on most sides and increase the capacity to around seventy thousand people.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 14, 2019 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #5

    Looking at that piece in the Chronicle about attendances being down. Bollorx about boycotting not affecting him, he knows it’s not sustainable giving away cheap tickets and he knows exactly what’s coming in February when the ten year holders come to renew. This takeover baloney, if he’s allowed the advertising etc is just a stunt to bring the crowds in, if we do manage to stay up in the three seasons he’s “getting paid back” there’ll be some kind of default and an excuse to keep the advertising g in place longer. The new “owners” will rease some spiel about not being able to pay back the installments and invest in the team etc etc. Until those SD signs are gone and we have a different shirt manufacturer the footer hasn’t gone anywhere.

  • toon22

    Oct 14, 2019 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #6

    100 % agree Jail

  • toon22

    Oct 14, 2019 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #7

    Looking at the staggers debacle would you say Jabba still has an involvement with Rangers ?

  • toon22

    Oct 14, 2019 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #8

    Staggers ?


  • JohnReese

    Oct 14, 2019 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #9

    Personally I wouldn’t rush Lejeune back. It would be different if we didn’t have substantial depth at centre back but it’s the one position we can really take the time to make sure he’s right. As such an important player I’d rather he gets some more time and we see him for the foreseeable future, instead of just a month or two.

    I really am looking forward to a back 3 of Schär, Lascelles and Lejeune again however. Having those two beside him takes any pressure off of Lascelles having to play the ball too much and once the three settle back in again I think we’ll see Lascelles push on once more. His development does seem to have halted the past year or so.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 14, 2019 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #10

    He’s known all along he wouldn’t be keeping Rafa here, it would not surprise me at all if he’s been behind the publicity for the last two deals, knowing that after Rafa’s gone we’ll be willing to accept anyone other than him even with his tat still in place.

  • Ron Knee

    Oct 14, 2019 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #11

    Tyrone Mings starting tonight.

  • lochinvar

    Oct 14, 2019 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #12

    The old distraction technique being employed then.
    Go Adidas go.

    Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct has called for an investigation into the sportswear industry, complaining about the dominance of Adidas and Nike.
    The firm said the “must-have” brands hold a bargaining position which allows them to control both the supply and the price of their products.
    Adidas has blocked the company from selling some of its products, Sports Direct said in a statement.

  • Ron Knee

    Oct 14, 2019 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #13

    England XI: Pickford, Trippier, Mings, Maguire, Chilwell, Winks, Henderson, Barkley, Sterling, Kane, Rashford.

  • jane

    Oct 14, 2019 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #14

    Northern Ireland 3 nil up in Czech Republic by half time showing England how to do it.

  • Scythe For Bruce

    Oct 14, 2019 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #15

    Winks, Henderson, Barkley…

    That doesn’t fill me with confidence. Could be worse I suppose. Dier could be in there with Alli (glad they’re both not making the England squad these days).

  • geordietom

    Oct 14, 2019 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #16

    Mike Ashley as a kid …

  • geordietom

    Oct 14, 2019 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #17

    Mike Ashley’s kid in training


  • geordietom

    Oct 14, 2019 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #18

    sorry people couldn’t resist it …


  • Jib

    Oct 14, 2019 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #19

    Timing is not your strong point
    Most folk in the UK having their evening meal
    Think before posting

  • geordietom

    Oct 14, 2019 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #20

    or s this Ashley puking the frog out …


  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 14, 2019 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #21

    Jiblets telling people to think before posting mwahhahaha, this dolt is priceless, the truly everlasting gift that just will not stop giving. Jeezus.H.Chritos

  • geordietom

    Oct 14, 2019 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #22

    jib …

    hope i didn’t spoil your meal what did you have Lobster Thermidor any of these …

    Chardonnay and Lobster. Chardonnay, with its delicious vanilla notes, is an excellent choice to serve with lobster. …
    Viognier and White Burgundy with Lobster. …
    Sauvignon Blanc and Lobster. …
    Champagne and Lobster…

    i had a bottle of dog with mine 😀

  • geordietom

    Oct 14, 2019 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #23

    JAIL …

    howay man at least see the funny side of things , it wont cost nowt to smile once in a while …


  • geordietom

    Oct 14, 2019 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #24

    before anyone asks why am i happy , wor lass has had the all clear on the cancer she has ( had ) on the floor of her mouth … thing is all treatments ops ect she’s never moaned once dunno how she stayed so strong …

    she wants to go back up north to watch another match there’s always a catch aint there …

    😀 😀 😀

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 14, 2019 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #25


    That is great news Tom, really pleased for you both.

  • Jib

    Oct 14, 2019 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #26

    You need brains and a sense of humour to “get” irony
    The weasel fails on both counts

  • No 1 fan

    Oct 14, 2019 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #27

    Wish my old man was still here. His cancer spread all over.

  • Jib

    Oct 14, 2019 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #28

    Rashford cracker

  • RobLeenio

    Oct 14, 2019 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #29

    Good news Tom, cancer’s a horrible thing, we’ve all been affected at some point one way or another, I’m really pleased for you both.

  • RobLeenio

    Oct 14, 2019 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #30

    Cracking goal for Rashford there mind…

  • Ron Knee

    Oct 14, 2019 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #31

    Nice goal.

  • Scythe For Bruce

    Oct 14, 2019 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #32

    Barkley with a second. Knew one of the players I slagged off earlier would score 🙂

  • DubaiMicky

    Oct 14, 2019 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #33

    I see ashLIE is trying to pass the buck to Nike etc. https://www.bbc.com/news/business-50047230

    “Last month, Sports Direct complained that its rival JD Sports’ planned £90m takeover of Footasylum could reduce Mr Ashley’s access to the top brands.”

    Bring it on!

  • Bants

    Oct 14, 2019 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #34


    Good to hear.

    Reminds you that there are things way more important than football.

  • Scythe For Bruce

    Oct 14, 2019 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #35

    And Barkley with another *rolls eyes*

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 14, 2019 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #36

    Just got back, what’s happened, why they talking about protocol and abandoning tre game, racist chanting I take it?

  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 14, 2019 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #37

    England looking good tonight

  • Ron Knee

    Oct 14, 2019 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #38

    A group of Nazis walked out of the stadium so maybe they can finish the match.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 14, 2019 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #39

    Ron Knee,
    Come again?

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 14, 2019 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #40

    So would England be awarded the game seeing as they are 4-0 up?


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