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Bruce Confirms Type Of Injury And Surgery For Injured Magpies



Steve Bruce’s press conference consisted mostly of speculation on how the Premier League was going to handle this weekend’s fixtures. It was since confirmed that all matches are suspended until the first weekend in April.

However, Bruce was asked to pivot momentarily to Martin Dubravka’s injury. The head coach confirmed that the 31-year-old suffered a sprained medial ligament in his knee.

Bruce also confirmed that Ciaran Clark underwent surgery on his ankle a few days ago. Here is a tweet from local injury analyst Ben Dinnery on Bruce’s injury update.

With all matches being suspended for three weeks, we could see Martin Dubravka, as well as Andy Carroll, available when the season resumes.

Ciaran Clark is likely still out for the season even if it is extended to late May. Though Steve Bruce seems to leave the door open for Clark if his recovery goes well.


38 comments so far

  • Just a Fat Neil Warnock

    Mar 13, 2020 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #1

    Cant see how theyre going to finish the season. I suspect final placings are the current ones. A month lockdown will get things back to normal if started now. If they leave it another week, it will take 6-8 weeks. If we leave it another two weeks we are screwed like the Italians. Then there are the Euros in the summer.

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  • IrishRob

    Mar 13, 2020 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #2

    Think its time for a blog hiatus for the next few months, there is gonna be very little football to be talked about, no games and no transfers.

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  • fairscup

    Mar 13, 2020 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #3

    It will get worse before it gets better – only way is to void the season altogether – refund remaining games to paid season ticket holders – refund percentage to paid telly sports channels.

    In my opinion everyone will get this virus eventually, July would be best when it’s nice and warm as in my opinion it would have less chance of becoming serious.

    I think it’s impossible to self isolate until a vaccine is available TO ALL.

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  • Just a Fat Neil Warnock

    Mar 13, 2020 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #4

    I see OLG is banging his self righteous drum and complaining about people being argumentative again and crawling to the editors and being abusive. Ive worked out a way to make sense of his (seemingly) drunken rants. You simply take the persons name out he is talking about and change it to online guy. Remind me how many times have you begged the editors to ban people? How many huge aggressive arguments have you been in? What was it you called season ticket holders a few months back? You seem to have zero self awareness or zero memory, it’s ludicrous.

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  • IrishRob

    Mar 13, 2020 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #5

    Amonth wont be nearly enough time This wont be slowing down untill people get it and build up an immunity to it, which will take months and months as it is not truley an airbourne pathogen. It is a close contact tranmission pathogen which takes time to fully spread throught society. There is ZERO chance of an antiviral being developed and made within the next year. So the only way its going away is naturally.

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  • Pottsclock

    Mar 13, 2020 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #6

    I think it’s very considerate of the FA to suspend out matches until Dubravka is fit again. Hadn’t expected that level of generousity tbh

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  • IrishRob

    Mar 13, 2020 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #7

    JAFNW, what did he say lol?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 13, 2020 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #8

    Bobbybee,
    Who are these people that even read MSN or even believe it?

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  • Just a Fat Neil Warnock

    Mar 13, 2020 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #9

    rob. several pages full of ranting. just the usual.

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  • fairscup

    Mar 13, 2020 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #10

    Exactly IrishRob

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  • Just a Fat Neil Warnock

    Mar 13, 2020 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #11

    China got rid of it Rob. Although it will come back now.

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  • carltoon

    Mar 13, 2020 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #12

    What or who is MSM, Is it media?

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  • Ron Knee

    Mar 13, 2020 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #13

    Main Stream Media.

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  • droppy in Wallsend

    Mar 13, 2020 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #14

    I may be wrong but I always take MSM as Mainstream Media, so newspapers etc.

    I think it makes sense not to panic and just do what you can to keep yourself and others as safe as possible. It’s only going to get worse over the next few weeks but it’s not the apocalypse.

    Stay safe everyone. Even Jib lol

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  • #cans

    Mar 13, 2020 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #15

    China got rid of it???

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  • Bills Son Is Back

    Mar 13, 2020 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #16

    My postman has just told me that Johnson is deliberately delaying the virus response to kill off as many people as possible to save on pensions.

    I told him that I think the people who faked the moon landings are behind it.

    He said “are you serious” …

    I said “no, are you”.

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  • IrishRob

    Mar 13, 2020 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #17

    Thank god you asked that Carol, i hadent a clue what they were on about either.

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  • droppy in Wallsend

    Mar 13, 2020 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #18

    Bills

    That is funny.

    But how did they land on a hologram? Lol

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  • fairscup

    Mar 13, 2020 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #19

    Well I looked up at the moon on the day and couldn’t see a space ship anywhere near it.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 13, 2020 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #20

    Ah, I thought it was a news service. I guess some of it’s true some not.

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  • carltoon

    Mar 13, 2020 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #21

    Thanks Ron. I don’t bother with that I just follow you.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 13, 2020 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #22

    carltoon,
    I’m glad you asked that as well.

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  • droppy in Wallsend

    Mar 13, 2020 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #23

    Jail

    There is a news service called MSN but it’s crap and hardly anyone uses it.

    Even if you do you’re own research it’s conflicting information depending on where you look.

    Oddly enough my Dad was tested for Covid as he is in hospital with pneumonia, thankfully it’s negative for that.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 13, 2020 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #24

    Those that believe the CIA carried out 9/11 are final in it. They done it definitely and that’s the end of it. Those that don’t believe it understand that it is plausible that they did but still don’t believe it. Therefore I think the non believers are more rational

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  • Just a Fat Neil Warnock

    Mar 13, 2020 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #25

    more or less cans. under ten new cases in mainland china today. only four in wuhan. its been a great effort by their government. theyve took no chances and its hard to find fault. even the way theyre bit by bit getting society going is perfect. this way they will know what measures were effective.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 13, 2020 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #26

    droppy,
    Eeexactly, unless you’re getting access to sensitive information first hand you’re getting your info off the net where you can sift through what you want to believe.

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  • toon22

    Mar 13, 2020 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #27

    Its the perfect time for him to finally sell the club
    He wont tough sadly

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  • fairscup

    Mar 13, 2020 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #28

    Best wishes to your dad droppy.

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  • carltoon

    Mar 13, 2020 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #29

    Or, just wait for Ron to post each day.

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  • fairscup

    Mar 13, 2020 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #30

    I doubt the season will play out now so we are safe and now is the time to buy the club to get the best deal.

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  • hibbit

    Mar 13, 2020 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #31

    so Bobbys extensive research carried out on the internet is a 100% legit and the rest is either fake news or bullshit ????

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  • Bills Son Is Back

    Mar 13, 2020 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #32

    toon22

    Did Jabba start coronavirus?

    You’ll be OK though…

    Seeing as you are barricaded in to stop an assault from Jabba’s goons.

    Who do you think will pretend to buy us next?

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  • Ron Knee

    Mar 13, 2020 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #33

    carltoon

    With the MSM we generally know their bias – eg Mail vs Mirror. But in addition to that, there’s an awful lot of other stuff on the internet. How reliable that is is very hard to tell.

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  • RobLeenio

    Mar 13, 2020 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #34

    Saying that the USA have avoided the worst of it are naive at best, deluded at worst. The disease is there, inside the borders and spreading exponentially and their response to this point is abysmal, largely down to the fact that the poorest sections of society have no reliable access to medical care. This will blow up in the US big time.

    The Chinese response has been great so far, but as soon as they start to lift the travel bans etc and allow free movement of people it will come back. They know this, obviously, as they are very clever people, but will hope that the next time round they can control the spread more effectively – ‘flatten the curve’ as we’ve heard from other Governments.

    It’s a reset, nothing more – we’re all going to be dealing with this for a long, long time.

    Also, I do wonder what the situation is like in Chinese rural areas, away from the cities and away from the medical care where it’s hard to get the word out about not touching your face, about better hygiene etc. I bet it’s a far worse situation and would imagine that this disease is still running rampant, just not being reported on.

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  • Big Bruce Stars.

    Mar 13, 2020 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #35

    Yes let’s do it the way China does it. All we need to do is recruit into the secret service so they can man-mark every individual in the country. Then a tight network of snitches can rat out anyone who looks under the weather and send in a gang of goons to bundle said offender at gunpoint into an oversized pet box cargo-strapped onto the back of a pickup and away to a “holding area”.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Mar 13, 2020 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #36

    Unfortunately Bobby Bee’s initial research about the cruise ship was wrong. He quoted the wrong number of those catching the virus. I later posted the correct number. I note today he has amended the numbers correctly.

    I suppose to make a well informed opinion after you do the research has to be based on precise information/ or currently the best information.

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  • Unused Substitute

    Mar 13, 2020 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #37

    2 games per week from Apr 4 assuming the temp rises and kills the virus. I’m worried though at the thought that idle brains could quickly drag this blog into a 3-week civil war. The verbal warfare that I’m seeing coming is sure to decimate those who managed to avoid the corona virus.

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  • Munster Mag

    Mar 13, 2020 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #38

    It doesn’t seem that temperature is relevant although hopefully I’m wrong.

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