Obertan suffers injury setback

Published Add your comment

Football News

Gabriel Obertan faces a spell out of the Newcastle squad, the club have confirmed, with the 22-year-old suffering an infection in his toe.

The Frechman is to face up to a month out with the injury, and a possible return is penciled in for Newcastle’s tie with Chelsea in December.

Obertan has featured in all 12 of Newcastle’s games so far this season, and without the winger on board, Alan Pardew has admitted that the club will be stretched as they prepare to face Everton this Saturday.

"Gabby has an infection in his toe. It looks like he could miss three or four weeks - it's a big disappointment," Pardew told The Chronicle.

"Gabby is a really good player for Newcastle to have and I think he's done fabulous for us so far and his presence has been part of an unbeaten start to the season. I am really, really happy with him.

"On occasions you want to see him open his legs a bit more. But he has to get that fine line between when to attack and when to keep the ball."

Newcastle have had a start to the season that has impressed even the most hardened critics of the club, and while Cheick Tiote and Shola Ameobi have both suffered injury problems, the Toon kept up their top form by convincingly beating Stoke on Monday night.

And while Toon fans are overjoyed at the side’s position in the Barclays Premier League table – currently third, above Chelsea, Tottenham and Liverpool – Pardew’s talents as a manager will be tested as injuries start to build up in the side.


Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Premier League
Newcastle United
Gabriel Obertan

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again