Journalist reveals what he’s heard about Fabian Schar’s injury after ‘knee ligament’ fears emerged

The Daily Mail’s Craig Hope claims Fabian Schar’s knee injury is “not too serious” – despite initial fears he’d suffered ‘knee ligament damage’.

This comes after a Thursday morning announcement confirmed the Swiss star was out of Sunday’s crucial clash with Wolves.

That in itself was a big enough blow, with the centre-back undoubtedly one of our most influential players, but the fact the severity of his knee injury was initially unknown was an even bigger concern moving forward.

Thankfully, North East reporter Craig Hope is now suggesting the injury is not serious – news that will come as a huge relief on Tyneside:

The same also seems to apply to Andy Carroll, who will also sit out of Sunday’s game.

He suffered a groin injury at Chelsea last weekend and could be out for ‘a week or two’ according to reports, but his problem is also not deemed to be serious.

The fact he’s now picked up more injuries (one) than starts (zero) since returning to St James’ Park isn’t ideal, especially when he was in contention to play a big part on Sunday, however it’s reassuring to hear that it’s NOT his ankle that has flared up – something the club have been monitoring closely after reconstructive surgery on it earlier this year.

With us now entering a crucial period of winnable games against Wolves, West Ham and Bournemouth, let’s hope both Schar and Carroll really aren’t out for long, being two players who can help us greatly at both ends of the pitch.

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About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

One thought on “Journalist reveals what he’s heard about Fabian Schar’s injury after ‘knee ligament’ fears emerged

  1. Olly – Fit, sorry, NORMAL players are good for 34 – 37 games in a season, assuming they are not owned by someone with limitless pockets and are not managed by someone like Rafa who, given the availability of world class players would rotate his players between halves, just for the sake of it.

    Andy Carroll, since turning pro has averaged 20 appearances a season. That number, calculated on starts alone would probably drop down to 17, and then down to 14 if it was calculated on actually playing a full 90 minutes.

    When someone suggested that Carroll and Gayle might start against Wolves I reckoned we need to get the physio table out and ready, as Carroll was only brought on board to play a bit part, now and again, and actually starting would probably finish him off.

    Turns out that the mere mention of a start was too much for him.

    Seriously – he’s done well to make 4 subs appearances. 3 more than I thought he’d get.


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