Tuesday night has seen a club update on five Newcastle injuries ahead of Saturday’s match with Bournemouth.
We have already brought you Paul Simpson’s update on Rob Elliot, with the coaching staff thinking about testing his thigh on Wednesday, with teh keeper failing to train so far this week.
As well as the third choice keeper, Newcastle’s first team coach has also given us an update on five other Newcastle injuries.
Simpson says that Daryl Janmaat’s ongoing knee problem is on the same knee where he has previously had surgery, with the medical staff monitoring the issue. The club are hopeful he will make Bournemouth.
As for Kevin Mbabu he played an hour with no reaction for the reserves on Monday night and was subbed with Saturday in mind.
Massadio Haidara was forced off last night with a groin strain and Paul Simpson says they will find out this week how severe it is.
With Jack Colback the news is relatively good. The medical team worrying at first it was really serious, then putting a recovery time of 6-8 weeks on it, now Simpson says it could possibly even be less than 6 weeks.
The most serious injury sounds like Rolando Aarons yet again. The winger picking up an ankle injury on Friday in training which Paul Simpson describes as having ‘some quite serious damage’ and he will be out for a ‘period of time’.
“Disappointed to lose Sadio (Haidara) with a groin strain and we will assess Sadio over the next few days to see the severity. See whether it is just a niggle and he can come into the group for the weekend.”
“No change with Daryl (Janmaat), he joined in training today. It is something he has had in the past, he has had surgery on that knee and he must have just jarred it funny. Whether he twisted it..he just felt it on Saturday (v Stoke). We will see how it goes over the week, we are hopeful he will be ok for the weekend if there are no issues.”
“The positive from Monday’s games was that Kevin Mbabu came through successfully. We only wanted him to play an hour in case he is needed at the weekend.”
“It was a really innocuous challenge on Rolando Aarons on Friday morning. He tried to go past somebody in training and he just got caught and Rolando picked up this ankle injury. We didn’t think it was a bad one, we thought just a case of get him off and let it settle down.
“But after a scan it is showing that he has some quite serious damage in the ankle, so we are going to miss him for a period of time. Not going to speculate how long but certainly more than a couple of weeks.”
“When Jack Colback came off (v Sunderland), we thought it was a real serious one. Then the good news when he got the second opinion, when he was told six to eight weeks, but he is progressing really well. With a bit of luck we might get him back quicker than the six weeks.”