Owen injury spoils Newcastle plans
Thursday 16 October 2008
Michael Owen could be out for a month after sustaining a groin injury in training with Newcastle.
The England striker is 50-50 for the clash with Manchester City on Monday.
The in-form striker tweaked a groin in training on Wednesday and faces a scan later today.
And Owen could be out for up to a month if the scan delivers bad news, according to interim manager Joe Kinnear.
He told the Evening Chronicle: "He tweaked his groin in training so he is a big doubt.
"It's 50-50 whether he plays for the Man City match. He is having a scan today.
"Then we will find out more, we are just assessing the situation.
"I am hoping it is not as bad as it looked when he first did it.
"I am hoping it may have calmed down but we are worried that if the scan shows a tear then he could be out for a month.
"Hopefully it won't be but we are in the dark until later on today."
Latest in Sport
- 1 Jeremy Clarkson 'sees no problem' with his racist language on Top Gear, says BBC
- 2 'Alien thigh bone' on Mars: Excitement from alien hunters at 'evidence' of extraterrestrial life
- 4 London restaurant 34 creates champagne glass modelled on Kate Moss’ left breast
- 5 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile