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Fabricio Coloccini Injury: Updates on Newcastle Star's Knee and Return

Newcastle United captain Fabricio Coloccini could miss up to six weeks after suffering a knee injury during the club's loss to West Bromwich Albion. Scott Wilson of the Northern Echo reports the ailment is related to the medial ligament and may leave the centre-back sidelined until the middle of February: More bad news for #NUFC with Fabricio Coloccini facing up to six weeks on sidelines with a medial ligament injury. — Scott Wilson (@Scottwilsonecho) January 1, 2014 Coloccini was forced to exit the West Brom clash after 65 minutes and got replaced by Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, who will likely pair up with Mike Williamson in the central part of defence until the leader of the back line is cleared to return.    It's a frustrating setback for both the Magpies and Coloccini. Lee Ryder of The Chronicle had just passed along comments made by the defender, who was very upbeat about where the club was heading into the second half of the Premier League season: You can always improve, whatever team you are, and we are always trying to improve. During the week in training we work hard on things we don’t do so well or the mistakes we have made. But overall I am very happy with the way things have gone over the first half of the season. We are at a better level than two years ago when we finished fifth. And if we keep going like this then we will still have another good season to remember. All Coloccini can do now is work hard in an attempt to beat the initial six-week timetable and hope his teammates can pick up the slack in the meantime.     Read more World Football news on


Published By: Bleacher Report - Wednesday, 1 January, 2014

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