Smith out for season – Injury updates on Carroll and Gosling.

Alan Smith

Alan Smith
Smith out for season?
The little yellow bar floating across the bottom of the screen on Sky Sports News it telling me that Alan Smith is likely to miss the rest of the season due to the injury he picked up against the filth last weekend.

Apparently Smith has damaged his ankle ligaments, which has been made worse by the fact that it is the same ankle which he broke and dislocated when he was playing for Manchester United a few years back.

Now I’m no fan of Alan Smith and feel that his top flight playing days could have been numbered, even before this latest injury, but in no way, shape or form would I like to see any of our players ruled out through an injury, certainly not an injury that is going to potentially keep a player out for anywhere around 4-5 months. This is what Alan Pardew had to say about it:

“It’s sad news for Alan because it’s an ankle he’s had problems with and we think he’ll probably be out for the rest of the season.

“Because he’s had a dislocation and a break on that ankle before, when you get a heavy blow like he did it’s a very low recovery rate.”

In a worst case scenario, it could even be the end of his career I guess. Another severe blow on top of the injury sustained to that same area could be enough to restrict his ability still further and hamoer any recover, especially as Smith isn’t getting any younger. I hope it doesn’t go that far, but it could be a possibility.

Interstingly, Sky Sports News have also suggested that Andy Carroll will be out for a further two to three weeks, which would rule him out until at least the visit of Arsenal on February 5th. To be fair, it will only be two games that he will miss as the Premier League takes a break for the FA Cup 4th round to be played.

There is also a suggestion that Dan Gosling has suffered an injury setback as he closes in on a return to first team football. As yet this is unconfirmed, so we’ll have to wait and see what happens, but if it is true it is a cruel blow for a player who has done fantastically well to battle back from a career threatening injury.

Any injuries leave us thin on the ground, So I would hope that Sky are just getting a bit over zealous in their reporting. If you hear anything then let us know, but I’ll keep my eyes and ears open in the meantime.

71 thoughts on “Smith out for season – Injury updates on Carroll and Gosling.

  1. Maybe its the training pitch. Pards has already complained about it. Forget a winger, splash some cash on benton and save the players we already have…

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  2. smith oot could be a blessing but dont like to see any player hurt,wish him good luck on that front.the gosling thing is worrying one hope its not his “old”injury often the body re-acts somewhere else after a long layoff,fingers crossed πŸ˜₯

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  3. Probably why Routs hasn’t left yet as the rest of the midfield are dropping like flys and will end up now playing on sat

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  4. If I remember rightly, it was another red-card-worthy tackle by the opposition that did this. If that was the case, where’s the FA when it’s our player that’s the victim??

    Feel terrible for poor Smudge. No fan of his recent performances but he’s been one of the stalwarts in the team that have helped to drag us back from the abyss and build the spirit in the club that we’re enjoying so much.

    All the best to him.

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  5. I don’t think Routs will be out of the door until he can hold it open for his replacement on the way…

    Hope not, anyway. But we’ve already discussed that one!

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  6. JG
    “maybe it’s the training pitch” eh?

    Ben Arfa – Bad tackle whilst playing
    Smith – bad tackle whilst playing
    Nolan – a bug
    Carroll – injured when playing
    Gosling – he hasn’t played in 8 months, of course he is going to have a reaction to playing, he played 90 minutes two days ago!

    These things happen, of course, if the training facilities aren’t up to scratch they need to be sorted, but we have no indication of that, and to say we’re cursed, well, we may as well just resort to saying thunder is Thor throwing his hammer it’s that daft.

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  7. apparently everything is agreed between nufc and qpr, it’s he just needs to sort some personal stuff out up here first

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  8. I’m with Gary Speed on this one: mandate 4 hours a week of Ashtanga yoga for the squad on top of normal training. It won’t stop injuries, but it sure as hell makes a player harder to damage.

    Also, a brick to the testicles of De Mong would probably mitigate the risk of recurrence… 😈

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  9. ” and to say we’re cursed, well, we may as well just resort to saying thunder is Thor throwing his hammer it’s that daft.”
    πŸ˜†

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  10. off subject but ffs ed’s blog is full of mongs of the highest order. Scrolling through the comment section is like reading through a suggestions box in a home for the mentally disabled…

    bad news for smudge, he’s a shite player but a top lad and noone deserves a career-threatening injury…except perhaps diouf. Hope the Gosling news is lazy reporting as well…

    On the plus side- this could speed up any ‘potential’ transfers we’ve got coming in… surely we can’t send routers down south until we have at least one replacement?

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  11. DevonMag
    Posted January 20, 2011 at 4:13 PM

    “off subject but ffs ed’s blog is full of mongs of the highest order. Scrolling through the comment section is like reading through a suggestions box in a home for the mentally disabled…”

    πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

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  12. I’m trying to find out more about the extent of the Gosling setback. I’m hoping, going by the fact that it isn’t headline news, that it isn’t too bad.

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  13. Devonmag: crack-up. Just about sums it up on there most days. It’s like being in a room with a load of asbo’d teenagers with ADHD and single-figure IQs sometimes.

    Whereas we’re all sophisticated, intellectual giants who never resort to cheap shots and knob gags.

    😎

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  14. I suspect Devonmag is the same as me in that Gosling and Tozer are both worthy of special consideration!

    Gwaaarrrn moi boi…

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  15. Whumpie- they’d both get more consideration if they weren’t feckin Argyle youngsters! Both praarpa bayes tho, mind!

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  16. After reading one of Ed’s article,come to think of it,does anyone here thinks Bassong deserves boo-ing? ❓

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  17. Nolan is expected to play on saturday. At least there’s some good news. He’ll be starting and taking it from there to see if he can handle a full 90 minutes.

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  18. ive got to say i had a cheeky ganders on the judas blog for some news on gosling, my mate textd and said he had binned his knee again. couldnt find anything anywhere though.

    but oh my days, what a bunch of tards!!

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  19. Just heard the news about Gosling.
    “Meanwhile Dan Gosling has been withdrawn from the squad to face Spurs as a precaution due to slight swelling on his knee”

    That’s from the chronicle.

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  20. @ angel of death – that was the one i end up reading on there, and i dont think he does deserve booing. he was one of our best players the season we went down and the club made about 16 times profit on him, that was good business.

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  21. from the infamous twitter bloke

    “#nufc closing in on Stephen Ireland, loan fee & terms agreed with Villa today”

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  22. Nah, don’t boo the frog. He was a youngun brought in by a club who then went to the dogs and he had to go for the sake of his career. He had no history with us and played well for the club, so I don’t see that he’s done owt wrong.
    Of course, being French is a good start to a reason to boo a player, but not enough!

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  23. He was right about a few things before although he also said we were getting Bentley and Ziani so I’m not going to get excited just yet.

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  24. I thought we have overload of mid-fielders,and where does Stephen Ireland Normally plays? CM right?

    We have Barton,Nolan,Guthrie,Gosling,Cheik,Alan Smith.

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  25. He has been wrong more often that he has been right. Unfortunately, that gets forgotten because of the once or twice he has been right.

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  26. toonsy
    hmmm yeah regarding that twitter bloke, to be fair, he doesn’t go on like a wum, he seems to just pass on what he hears from someone who seems to be in the know.

    I’ve noticed a couple of times that he says something on twitter and then next day it’s in The Mirror, who’s N/E reporter is the infamous Simon, ‘you’re a c*nt’, Bird.

    Maybe he knows him, god knows

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  27. ILM- curse as a saying… Relax πŸ™„
    Shola- injury in training
    raylor- training
    Those are recent and won’t be arsed to look further. We seem to always have large number of injuries and pardew has come out and addmited that the training ground isn’t the greatest to a point where the lads were barely training on it. You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to figure out that it could be the cause of some injuries. I’ll stop being “daft” on curses, when you stop being thick in general…

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  28. Im sorry to see Smith suffer this at this time in his career, we mightn’t miss him too much but he’s still one of our own, So I just hope he fully recovers, but I have a feeling he will struggle to recover this time πŸ‘Ώ

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  29. JG
    Raylor done is ankle in after a tackle from Sol Campbell, nothing to do with the training pitch. Shola, well his injury record speaks for itself. If the problem is the pictches, i’m sure he wouldn’t let the players on, but he does.

    We get as many injuries as any other team, however the fact our squad is so small at the minute, it’s this reason which means every injury we get is accentuated (not a bad word for a thicko πŸ˜€ )

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  30. Johno – At least the shoddy Sports Direct signs will disappear. They’ll get replaced by a big giant cage πŸ˜€

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  31. GJ
    Raylor done is ankle in after a tackle from Sol Campbell, nothing to do with the training pitch. Shola, well his injury record speaks for itself. If the problem is the pictches, i’m sure he wouldn’t let the players on, but he does.

    We get as many injuries as any other team, however the fact our squad is so small at the minute, it’s this reason which means every injury we get is accentuated (not a bad word for a thicko πŸ˜€ )

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  32. JG

    Raylor done is ankle in after a tackle from Sol Campbell, nothing to do with the training pitch. Shola, well his injury record speaks for itself. If the problem is the pictches, i’m sure he wouldn’t let the players on, but he does.

    We get as many injuries as any other team, however the fact our squad is so small at the minute, it’s this reason which means every injury we get is accentuated (not a bad word for a thicko πŸ˜€ )

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  33. Nolan – throat infection, will start, might not last 90 mins
    Gosling – doubtful
    Tiote – serving 2nd match suspension
    Smith – refer to above article
    Vuckic – last resort, coincidentally still injured

    Routledge out on loan, can he be recalled?

    That leaves us with Barton and Guthrie, are we fcuked?

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  34. BATTY dave bought that for his 21st present in 1930,rents it oot to local nudist camp,and its not cheap richie says πŸ˜€

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  35. are we fcuked now?

    Nolan – throat infection
    Gosling – doubtful
    Smith – article says it all
    Tiote – 2nd match suspension

    Only Barton and Guthrie left? 😯

    Can we recall Routledge?

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  36. NorCal – It’ll take me sometime to get over wrestling not being real πŸ˜₯

    As for midfield, Nolan will still be playing.

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  37. Back on thread, I think Jay Jay has a point to be honest. I’d never thought about it like that before πŸ’‘

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