Newcastle United have released some images from today’s training session. It looks like Andy Carroll will be available for selection against his former club West Ham.
? Big @AndyTCarroll trained today ahead of the weekend's game at his former club.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) October 31, 2019
Yesterday Keith Downie, with Sky Sports, reported that Fabian Schar would likely not be available for Saturday’s game. So we didn’t expect to see any images of him from today’s session.
However, we did not spot 30-year-old Matt Ritchie in any of the photographs. The club usually do an excellent job of having each player involved in training represented in at least one picture.
Last week we noticed that Fabian Schar was absent from the images the club released, and he turned out to have a knee injury.
So we hope Matt has not suffered any sort of setback in his recovery from his ankle injury. His initial prognosis was that it would be a two-month injury for Ritchie.
Since his injury occurred on August 28th, Saturday’s match is just over two months that he’s been out. Let’s hope he’s not had a reaction and is fit enough for selection on Saturday.
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