Newcastle’s Colback out for six weeks with knee injury

Published 10/30/2015, 4:18 AM EDT
Football – Newcastle United v Norwich City – Barclays Premier League – St James’ Park – 18/10/15 Newcastle United’s Jack Colback and Norwich City’s Graham Dorrans in action Action Images via Reuters / Jason Cairnduff Livepic


(Reuters) – Newcastle United midfielder Jack Colback has been ruled out for six weeks after he sustained a knee injury in Sunday’s 3-0 loss to bitter city rivals Sunderland, the Premier League club said.

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The 26-year-old has started nine of the 10 league games so far and his injury will come as a big blow to Newcastle, who are looking to get their season back on track after slumping to second from bottom in the league table.

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The former Sunderland midfielder is likely to miss important games against teams in the relegation battle with them, Bournemouth on Nov. 7 and Aston Villa on Dec. 19.

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Meanwhile, defender Mike Williamson has joined Championship side Wolverhampton Wanderers on a month’s loan.

The 31-year-old, who made 33 appearances for the Magpies last season, has found first-team opportunities hard to come by this campaign, having made two appearances, both in the League Cup.

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Newcastle host 14th place Stoke City in the league on Saturday.

(Reporting by Shravanth Vijayakumar in Bengaluru; editing by Amlan Chakraborty)

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