Steve McClaren confirmed on Sunday night that Remy Cabella had picked up an injury.

This followed L’Equipe reporting on Saturday that the French international had a torn quadriceps (group of muscles located in the front of the thigh) and that he would definitely miss the start of the season, with a recovery time of up to eight weeks.

The Newcastle Head Coach admitting last night that Cabella has a thigh injury and that is why he was left behind in England, though wouldn’t put a timeframe on his return.

Now the player himself has posted via Twitter a photo of himself in hospital with the message ‘Stay Strong’:

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Remy Cabella is yet to get any match action this pre season, having not featured in the Gateshead game before the rest of the squad flew off to America.

With news that Fabricio Coloccini has an Achilles problem that has ruled him out so far, as well as Riviere needing an operation, it doesn’t look as though the new NUFC fitness regime is paying many dividends as yet…

Steve McClaren talking to the Chronicle:

“He (Riviere) has been sent back home – he had a scan and it’s a knee problem.

“I think it’s a meniscus and needed a small operation, so he has gone back.”

On Remy Cabella:

 “We don’t know how long it (Cabella will be out) is exactly but just before we came away he felt something in his thigh.

“We won’t take risks with players and we’ll just have to see how long that will be.”