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Coloccini out of Newcastle contention

Published: Thursday 7 March 2013, 14.57CET
"It's going to be between three and seven weeks," said Newcastle United FC boss Alan Pardew as he confirmed that captain Fabricio Coloccini had suffered a back injury.
Coloccini out of Newcastle contention
Fabricio Coloccini injured his back while making an overhead clearance ©Getty Images
 
 
Published: Thursday 7 March 2013, 14.57CET

Coloccini out of Newcastle contention

"It's going to be between three and seven weeks," said Newcastle United FC boss Alan Pardew as he confirmed that captain Fabricio Coloccini had suffered a back injury.

Newcastle United FC may be without captain Fabricio Coloccini for another seven weeks after he broke two bones in his back while making a clearance in a Premier League game in February.

Manager Alan Pardew confirmed that the 31-year-old central defender had been allowed to return to his native Argentina for treatment ahead of his side's UEFA Europa League round of 16 opener against FC Anji Makhachkala, explaining: "There's no treatment he can have. It's going to be between three and seven weeks."

Coloccini had landed awkwardly after executing an overhead clearance during Newcastle's 4-2 league victory over Southampton FC on 24 February. He has made six appearances since the start of the UEFA Europa League group stage.

Last updated: 01/05/13 9.22CET

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