Fabricio Coloccini blow as Newcastle captain ruled out for TWO games
Fabricio Coloccini will miss Newcastle United's next TWO games.
By The Newsroom
Published 1st Mar 2016, 13:48 BST- 1 min read
Updated 1st Mar 2016, 14:11 BST
The club's captain will sit out tomorrow's game against Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium and Saturday's home game against Bournemouth.
Head coach Steve McClaren said: "It's a bit of a calf strain. He's getting closer, but certainly the next two (out)."
Coloccini's defensive colleague Chancel Mbemba (ankle) will also miss this week's games.
Relegation-threatened Newcastle are 18th in the Premier League and level on points with Norwich City above them.
United were beaten 5-1 by Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in their last match.