Fabricio Coloccini has joined the Newcastle United squad and he might be making his comeback at some point of time in April.
Coloccini had returned to Argentina after getting injured in the Premier League match against Southampton. He was trying to make a clearance in that match and in order to do that, he had injured his back severely.
The scan reports later showed that there were a couple of fractures in Coloccini’s back. So, he returned home to rest for a few days. Now, his fitness has improved and he is back to Newcastle again.
A few days before getting injured, Coloccini had said that he wanted to join an Argentinean club. So, when he returned to Argentina after the match against Southampton, there were speculations that he had played his last match for Newcastle and he would never return.
But, Coloccini proved those speculations wrong and returned to the club. He is expected to start light training at some point of time in this week.
In Coloccini’s absence, the French centre back Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa has got playing opportunities and he has performed quite well.
However, the manager of Newcastle United, Alan Pardew, has made it clear that Coloccini is still his first choice centre back and he is desperately waiting for his return.
Talking to the reporters about the fitness of Coloccini, Pardew said, “We are expecting him to get 100% fit in 2-3 weeks. May be towards the end of this month, he will be back in action.”
“I am glad that he has joined the camp. He is the skipper and a very experienced player as well. So, his presence in the camp is good for us.”
Newcastle’s next match is against Benfica. That will be a Europa League quarterfinal encounter and will be played on Thursday at Estadio da Luz.