The latest Newcastle injury news has revealed that Remy Cabella is due to join in with the rest of the players in the next few days but United defender Paul Dummett has been sent for another scan.
NUFC first team coach Paul Simpson has said that the defender had a setback in training and was therefore sent for a further scan, which has come back clear, though he is feeling discomfort still.
The coaching staff were aiming at Monday (17 August) for an Under 21 match for Dummett but that idea has been scrapped, with the following Monday (24 August) now a possibility.
This means that realistically, it will be when Newcastle return after the international break (Mon 14 Sept away at West Ham) when Paul Dummett would have his first chance of possibly getting involved with the match day squad.
Better news for Remy Cabella as he has been working away from the main group of players for the last week and progressed, meaning he is due to join in full training any time soon.
Newcastle now face four matches in a two week period and maybe the Capital One Cup match against Northampton (to be played W/C 24 August) could be something for Cabella to aim for.
Paul Simpson talking to the club’s official TV channel:
“Paul Dummett has been doing a little bit of work but he had a setback and so we had him rescanned, which has come back clear. So he has been back out there today, doing the work, he’s getting to his decent level, just feeling a little bit of discomfort.
“But we’re hoping we can get over that very soon and get him involved in one of the Under 21 games, he was pencilled in to be involved on Monday (17 August) against Blackburn, but that now seems as though it is going to be too early, maybe now the following week at Brighton (24 August).”
“Remy Cabella has been out working about five or six days, doing football work, working with the rehab fellas.
“We are hoping that maybe by the end of this week or maybe the beginning of next week, he may be able to join in with the rest of the group and start building him up.”