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Newcastle Star – Results Will Come – We Could Have Won On Saturday

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Newcastle aredropping very close to the relegation zone in 16th place with 15 points from the first 16 league games. That's one point worse off than we were at the same stage [...]

Finally – Some Good News For Newcastle

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We need some good news after picking up just one point of the last 18 played for, and that good news is that both Paul Dummett and Christian Atsu are now fully [...]

Mikel Merino Unlikely To Be Fit For Watford

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We were hoping that Mikel Merino could even start the game against Watford tomorrow, but now that looks unlikely after he has been interviewed by nufcTV and he says he has trained [...]

It’s Good News – Bad News On The Newcastle Injury Front

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Rafa Benitez has given an update on Newcastle's injury situation and our injuries (or lack thereof) will be important as we start a stretch of 10 games in 38 days next Saturday [...]

Rafas’ Injury Update – Fixtures Through New Years Day

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Rafa Benitez gave an injury update for Newcastle at his press conference this afternoon, and he said that we will know more about captain Jamaal Lascelles (above) next week, but Christian Atsu [...]

This Is Very Good News For Newcastle On The Injury Front

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There was some good news yesterday for Newcastle fans as it looks like Mikel Merino's back injury is not as bad as first through. There's a video doing the rounds showing Mikel [...]

Newcastle Have Worst Injury Record In Premier League – But Rafa’s Making Huge Changes

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At the moment Newcastle are in 13th place in the Physioroom.com Injury Table for the Premier League. Usually, over at least the last 10 years, we have been top of the league [...]

Red Devils Have Injury Concerns For Newcastle Game

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It was expected that Paul Pogba is close to returning to play for Manchester United and could even make the game on Saturday afternoon at Old Trafford against Newcastle United. But there's [...]

Rafa Benitez Hits Back At Critics In Defense Of Newcastle Player

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Paul Dummett was injured in the first half of the first game of the season when he limped off with what looked like a severe hamstring injury at St. James' Park. Paul [...]

Rafa Gives Full Injury Update – Merino Getting Better

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Rafa Benitez has given an injury update on three players today Jamaal Lascelles, Mikel Merino, Paul Dummett. He didn't mention Christian Atsu who seems to have picked up a thigh strain [...]

Christian Atsu Picks Up Injury Training With Ghana

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Christian Atsu not fully fit following our game against Bournemouth on Saturday when he was taken off late in the game. So it was a surprise when he traveled to join up [...]

Bad News – Report That Mikel Merino Could Be Out For Eight Weeks

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There's news coming from Spain today that Merino could be missing for Newcastle for between six and eight weeks due to his back injury. The news is in Diario AS, and if [...]

Latest Injury Update For Newcastle

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On the Newcastle injury front with a lot of games coming up before the end of the year it's important we have our players back fit to play. There was some good [...]

Growing Concerns About The Fitness Of Mikel Merino

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You can never really tell, but if we could have brought Mikel Merino into the game at Burnley last night early in the second half as we did against Crystal Palace, it [...]

Newcastle Pick Up An Injury At Southampton

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Dwight Gayle was brought on for Joselu after 68 minutes in yesterday's 2-2 draw at St. Mary's and Rafa was hoping to use his pace against what could have been a tiring [...]

Rafa Benitez Reveals Some Good News For Newcastle

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Matt Ritchie waswithdrawn from the Scotland squad for the upcoming World Cup games, but the good news is that he should be available for ourgame at Southamptona week on Sunday. Christian Atsu [...]

Thanks To Rafa This Problem Is Now Under Firm Control – At Last

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As soon as Rafa arrived at Newcastlein March of last year, he realized that Newcastle had a lot of injuries something that went back as far as when Sir Bobby Robson [...]

Newcastle Star Explains Why He Took No Chances

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DeAndre Yedlin came back on Saturday in the 2-1 home win against Stoke City for his first appearance of the season after suffering a hamstring injury in preseason. Hamstring injuries still seem [...]

Newcastle Player Almost Ready To Come In From The Cold

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When Paul Dummett was injured in the first game of the season against Tottenham Newcastle were again left without a specialist left-back something that Rafa Benitez had noticed when he first [...]

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Sunderland: Duncan Watmore Receives Surprise Letter Of Support From Real Madrid After Rupturing Knee Ligament Twice In 10 Months (Photo)

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Sunderland forward Duncan Watmore is facing yet another prolonged spell on the sidelines after rupturing his second anterior cruciate ligament in the space of 10 months.

Having missed the previous eight months, Watmore succumbed to injury yet again just six games into his comeback, the 23-year-old lasting just 42 minutes of the Black Cats' draw against Millwall on 18th November before suffering an identical knee injury.

‘Look At Me Running!’ – Man City Defender Benjamin Mendy Defies Knee Injury, Sprints To Celebrate With Man City Teammates (Video)

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League leaders Man City saw off Southampton on Wednesday night to extend their flawless Premier League winning streak to 12 games, though it took another decisive goal from Raheem Sterling to get it over the line.

The in-form City forward curled home his 13th goal of the season in the 96th minute to secure the victory with the final kick of the match, sparking delirious celebrations at the Etihad.

Grafts, Gangrene And Potential Amputation: The Full, Gruesome Scale Of Santi Cazorla’s 18-Month Injury Nightmare Revealed

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It's now been 18 months since Santi Cazorla last graced a football pitch, so it's fairly obvious to say that his latest bout of injury woe has been a serious one.

However, the full extent of Cazorla's prolonged suffering has been laid out in an interview with MARCA today, and boy oh boy has the Arsenal midfielder been through the mill.

Ouch: Albacete Defender Mariano Bittolo Requires 10 Stitches In Penis Wound After Colliding With Teammate (Video)

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If you think you had a rough Sunday nursing that cream liqueur hangover then spare a thought for Albacete defender Mariano Bittolo, for he definitely had it worse.

There's no easy way to say this: Poor old Bittolo was left requiring stitches in a penis wound after having his cobblers gashed by a teammate's flailing studs.

‘I Have A Feeling’ – Man Utd Boss Jose Mourinho Hints Zlatan Ibrahimovic Could Be Back In His Pack Before End Of Year

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It sounds like Zlatan Ibrahimovic might be back among the Manchester United fold sooner rather than later despite suffering an cruciate injury that may well have ended the career of lesser 35-year-old's just six short months ago.

Ibrahimovic signed a short-term deal in September that will see him rejoin United as and when he returns from injury and the Swede was even included in Jose Mourinho's 25-man Champions League squad in expectation.

West Brom: Ben Foster Suffers ‘Enormously Worrying’ Knee Injury While Playing In Garden With Young Son

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The keen-eyed amongst you may have noticed that Boaz Myhill enjoyed a rare start betwixt the sticks for West Brom in Monday night's 1-1 draw against Leicester, his first appearance since April of 2016.

This was because the Baggies' first-choice goalkeeper, one Ben Foster, managed to succumb to injury the weekend before the match while mucking around in his own back garden.

Reports: Man City Striker Sergio Aguero ‘Suffers Fractured Rib’ In Amsterdam Car Crash

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Sergio Aguero was involved in a car crash in Amsterdam on Thursday night that has reportedly left the Man City striker nursing a fractured rib.

The Argentinian was in the city on his day off, attending a concert as a special guest of Colombian pop star Maluma.

Bayern Munich Coax Veteran ‘Keeper Tom Starke Out Of Retirement To Help Cover Manuel Neuer’s Extended Injury Lay-Off

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Bayern Munich have added veteran goalkeeper Tom Starke to their Champions League squad despite the fact that the 36-year-old retired from football four months ago,

Starke managed a full 10 appearances in five years at Bayern before calling it quits at the end of last season, only to make a couple of cameos in the Bavarian club's pre-season tour of the USA.

Twang: Valencia Coach Marcelino Pulls Hamstring While Celebrating Simeone Zaza’s Winning Goal Against Real Sociedad (Photo & Video)

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Valencia coach Marcelino is set for a spell on the sidelines (although that's where he spends the majority of his time anyway, thinking about it...) after doing himself a mischief while celebrating Simeone Zaza's late winner against Real Sociedad on Sunday evening.

With the scores locked at 2-2, Zaza popped up in the 85th minute to thrash one past Sociedad 'keeper Geronimo Rulli and nab all three points for the away side.

‘It Is Not Too Serious’ – Pep Guardiola Delivers Good News After Ilkay Gundogan Limps Off In First Man City Start For Nine Months

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Ilkay Gundogan returned to the Man City side for Wednesday night's Carabao Cup fixture against West Brom for the first time since he ruptured his cruciate ligament back inDecember last year.

However, after nine months of gruelling rehab, the German midfielder's comeback lasted just shy of an hour when an 'industrial' hack from a lunging Claudio Yacob left him in a crumpled heap on the floor.

Modern Football Is Rubbish: Barcelona Wear ‘Courage’ T-Shirts In Tribute To Ousmane Dembele, Who Has A Hamstring Injury…

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Barcelona dismantled Eibar in La Liga on Tuesday night, sauntering to a formulaic 6-1 victory at the Camp Nou in a performance that was no doubt spurred on by the recent loss of teammate Ousmane Dembele.

Indeed, the Barca team assembled before kick-off wearing "Courage Dembele" t-shirts in honour of their fallen comrade.

Real Madrid: Marco Asensio To Miss Champions League Opener With ‘Leg Shaving-Related’ Injury Problem

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Real Madrid are due to begin their Champions League title defence with a group stage curtain-jerker against APOEL tonight, but they'll have to do so without the services of man-of-the-moment Marco Asensio.

Indeed, Asensio is set to miss Los Blancos' Group H opener due to injury and not just any old injury, oh no.

Gruesome: Image Of Ederson’s Facial Wound Hits Social Media After Man City Keeper Laid Out By Sadio Mane (Photo)

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As you may recall, Man City goalkeeper Ederson didn't make it to half-time of Saturday's 5-0 drilling of Liverpool after being poleaxed by a rogue high boot from Sadio Mane.

Mane, who received a straight red card from referee Jon Moss, was quick to apologisefor the challenge that left Ederson requiring medical attention for the lacerations on his face.

‘I Pray He Heals Fast’ – Sadio Mane Offers Facebook Apology To Ederson After Mashing Studs Into Man City Keeper’s Face

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As you may have heard, Sadio Mane was shown a straight red card during Liverpool's heavy defeat to Man City on Saturday for leaving an imprint of his studs in Ederson's left (facial) cheek.

A seemingly lifeless Ederson received almost 10 minutes of treatment on the pitch before being administered gas and air and being carted away on a spinal board and rushed to City's on-site medical facility to check for fractures, only for the Brazilian 'keeper to return to the dugout after half-time with a sticking plaster on his face.

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Viewing Injury as an Opportunity

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There are only two certainties in life: death and taxes. While some people appear to be be having success with the latter, this sentence rings true on the whole. I'd also add injury to this list.

Injuries happen, despite the best efforts of everyone from health and safety regulations to high quality performance professionals seeking to create robust and resilient individuals.

Why is Jones having six injections to play in a friendly?

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While Jose Mourinho broke some great news to Manchester United fans on Friday afternoon, revealing that Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paul Pogba and Marcos Rojo would all be in the matchday squad for Newcastle on Saturday, he also confirmed that Phil Jones is unavailable with injury.

Jones was substituted in England's 0-0 draw against Germany with less than half an hour played.

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Carrick reveals heart condition has kept him out of the team

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Michael Carrick has revealed on Twitter that the reason he has been out of the team since September is discovering that he has an irregular heart rhythm.

Chapecoense ‘Keeper Jackson Follmann Takes Part In First Training Session Since Losing Leg In Devastating Plane Crash (Photo)

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Jackson Follman was one of just six survivors of the devastating air crash that claimed the lives of 71 people when a plane flying the Chapecoense first team into Medellin airport went down in the rural hills outside the Colombian city.

The Brazilian club was near-decimated, but immediately came fighting back from the brink, fulfilling (and winning) aCopa Libertadores fixture just three months later with two of the survivors defender Neto and winger Alan Ruschel – named in the match-day squad.

‘Maybe It Can Be A New Model?’ – Mats Hummels Explains Why He Intentionally Cut Toe Holes In His Boots Ahead Of Dortmund Derby

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Keen-eyed viewers of Bayern Munich's derby destruction of Borussia Dortmund on Saturday evening may have noticed that Mats Hummels made a minuscule modification to his Klassiker kit.

For reasons unbeknownst at the time, the Bayern centre-half intentionally played with holes in his boots after taking to the pitch with two small incisions in the big toes of each.

Cacophony: RB Leipzig Forward Timo Werner Requests To Be Subbed Off Due To Excessively Loud Besiktas Fans (Video)

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RB Leipzig slumped to a 2-0 defeat against Besiktas in the nascent German club's first ever away Champions League fixture.

The visitors were perturbed from the off by the cacophonous atmosphere inside the Vodafone Arena, which was directly responsible for Leipzig losing star forward Timo Werner with just half-an-hour played.

Violent Conduct: Sion President Christian Constantin Beats Living Daylights Out Of Television Pundit Rolf Fringer (Video)

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A minor storm has whipped up over in the Swiss top flight where Sion club president Christian Constantin stands accused of thrashing the living daylights out of a television pundit directly after a match.

Sion lost 2-1 against Lugano in the Super League and, presumable peeved by the result, Constantin took out his frustrations on Rolf Fringer, the former Switzerland national team boss who now works as an analyst for Teleclub.