Shola’s foot and Guti’s leg: The mystery continues…

Posted on August 28th, 2009 | 13 Comments |

Shola: Stressed foot inspection today.
Shola: Stressed foot inspection today.
Newcastle United manager, Chris Hughton has given an update on the condition of first team players, Shola Ameobi and Jonas Gutierrez. However there is still some mystery regarding the seriousness of Gutierrez’s leg muscle problem.

We reported here earlier that the Argentina team doctor, Donato Villani had announced to the Argentinian Football Association:

“Jonas Gutierrez suffered a muscle injury in his right leg playing for his club and will not be able to take part in the national team’s next commitments against Brazil and Paraguay, scheduled for September 5 and 9,”

However Hughton has declared that Gutierrez will merely be “doubtful” for Toon’s clash with Leicester City on Monday, 31st of August. He says:

“Jonas, too, is doubtful for Monday, he has a slight hamstring problem and will be assessed today.

“It’s always the norm after a game to allow a couple of days for injuries to settle down so we’ll have a better idea regarding Shola and Jonas later today.”

Clear as mud then!

On the Fenham assassin, Hughton reported:

“Shola has a stress injury to the bone in his foot and will be assessed today but he looks very doubtful for Monday night. That’s a big blow for us because he’s had a wonderful start to the season but we will see where we stand today.”

Either way, it looks like we will be without our top goalscorer so far, and arguably our best goalmaker so far too for what could prove to be a pretty tough game against Leicester. As for beyond that though, time will tell.

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  2. lol bowburn cant he do both i mean if they switch venues from where ever it is they are touring to the metro arena he can get the game finished by 9:30 and be at the concert for to and we could even ask the group if they would warm up the bench incase our injury situation worsens i see that as a fair deal lol

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